Committee for Children Blog
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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


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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


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The State of Teacher Professional Learning

“The State of Teacher Professional Learning,” a report just released from Corwin, Learning Forward, and the National Education Association, shares the online responses of 6,300 teachers from across the United States in response to questions about professional development.… Read More


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Teacher Health and Wellness

Fostering Student Achievement by Supporting Teachers’ Mental and Physical Well-Being

On June 14, 2017, Committee for Children and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) held a congressional briefing on “Teacher Health and Wellness: Fostering Student Achievement by Supporting Teachers’ Mental and… Read More


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The Bully Pulpit

Introduction

Fifteen years ago, few states had explicit legislation aimed to reduce bullying. Today every state in the country has adopted policies to minimize bullying. Overall, 28 percent of students reported being victim… Read More


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Harvard’s Global Education Innovation Initiative Conference Recap

As leader of Committee for Children, a global nonprofit that strives to help the world’s children develop vital social-emotional skills through our evidence-based social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum (the Second Step program), I was excited to be invited to Harvard’s Global Education Innovation Initiative Conference (GEII this past May.… Read More