Committee for Children Blog
exclusionary discipline, SEL, social emotional learning, legislation, trends, analysis

Exclusionary Discipline in Schools

What State Legislatures Are Doing to Reform School Discipline

At Committee for Children, our Policy and Advocacy team works with lawmakers and stakeholders from around the country to support laws and policies that promote children’s well-being. In this capacity, one of our priorities is to ensure that lawm… Read More


workforce readiness, social emotional learning, job skills

Listen: Why SEL is Integral to Workforce Preparedness (Podcast)

The Workplace Shift Towards Social-Emotional Skills and What That Means for SEL

Committee for Children’s Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager, Jordan Posamentier, recently sat down with WorkMinus to discuss why social-emotional skills are in high demand and how social-emotional learning (SEL) helps students prepare for work and life. Listen Now… Read More


CASEL, social emotional learning, SEL, bullying prevention, child safety, policy and advocacy

Joan Cole Duffell Recognized with Prestigious CASEL Award

Committee for Children’s Executive Director is Honored for Her Work in SEL

We at Committee for Children are so proud to announce that our very own Joan Cole Duffell is a recipient of the 2018 Mary Utne O’Brien award!… Read More


SEL, social emotional learning, workforce readiness, employability skills

The Growing Link Between SEL and Employability Skills

Connecting employers and educators to raise SEL as a part of workforce preparedness.

Social-emotional skills have become a necessity in the 21st-century workplace. See how Committee for Children is working to connect employers and educators to raise SEL as a part of workforce preparedness.
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funding, SEL, social emotional learning, grants, omnibus bull, Title IV-A

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


hand signing document - policy & advocacy, social-emotional learning

Advancing Child Well-Being: Introducing Jordan Posamentier, Senior Manager of Policy & Advocacy

Now’s the Time to Design Good Policy—Our Dedication to Policy & Advocacy

Introducing our new senior manager of Policy & Advocacy, Jordan Posamentier, who will lead the charge in developing policies that support the whole child—from social-emotional learning (SEL) to child protection and bullying prevention.… Read More