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New Year, ReNEWed Focus on SEL at Home

With the start of a year comes the perfect opportunity to set or reset some parenting goals—like supporting your child’s social-emotional development. Here are a few suggestions that will help parents looking to kick their SEL game into high gear.

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Building on Martin Luther King’s Powerful and Profound Empathy

Lately, everyone from the POTUS to Meryl Streep has been talking about the need for more empathy in our world. What role do educators play in this critical call to action? In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Committee for Children’s executive director, Joan Cole Duffell, and Dr. Calvin Watts, superintendent of the Kent School District, have written an important op-ed in an effort to urge school systems and the country at large to do the work that’s needed to build on Dr. King’s profound and powerful level of empathy.

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No Name-Calling Week

Did you know that January 16—20 is No Name-Calling Week? It’s a week aimed at ending name-calling and bullying of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to do so. One tool for educators is Committee for Children’s Bullying Prevention Unit, which strives to create a positive school climate.

Learn more about the Bullying Prevention Unit here



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