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How the New Funding Bill Affects SEL in Schools

News and Resources for SEL Funding

The omnibus spending bill provides $1.1 billion in funding for fiscal year 2018 for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program, which is Title IV-A of the ESSA. These funds can be used to purchase social-emotional learning (SEL) materials, including our SEL curriculum, the Second Step Program. Learn more.… Read More


Educators, Here Are 6 Ways You Can Encourage Parents to Visit ParenTeenConnect.org

Have parents ever approached you about challenges with their teens? Have you seen the look of exhaustion on their faces? Maybe you’ve had one or more of those moments with your own teen. Do you remember feeling at a loss for what to say or do, o… Read More


empathy, kindness, social emotional learning, SEL, second step

Why Empathy Alone Won’t Stop Bullying

Next Steps, Like Kindness, Are Required to Influence Positive Outcomes

Did you know that people who bully often know exactly how their targets will feel when they bully them? It’s important to understand what empathy is and what next-steps are required to influence positive outcomes in bullying situations.… Read More


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Introducing ParenTeen Connect: A New Resource for Parents and Teens

Being a Teen—Or Raising One—Can Be a Wild Ride

Being a teen—or raising one—can be a wild ride. ParenTeenConnect.org is a place where parents and teens can communicate, connect, and break through on tough topics. It’s free, online, shares real stories, and has real solutions.… Read More


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FREE Classroom Challenge—“Can’t Stop the Feeling” Video Treasure Hunt

Take Students on an Interactive Adventure

In this classroom challenge, students can look up, down, and all around for their favorite Second Step characters in our 360º New Year’s video! This musical classroom challenge celebrates educators and the kids who work year-round to learn SEL skills. … Read More


education equity, social emotional learning, second step, elementary, middle school, early learning

Forging the Connection Between Social-Emotional Learning and Education Equity

How to Encourage, Support, and Reward School-Based SEL with Equity in Mind

When schools commit to promoting SEL, they’re positioned to engage education stakeholders and to create a safe, equitable, engaging school climate. Read how.… Read More