Committee for Children Blog

Identity and Belonging: Anti-Racist Curriculum and Black Studies in Schools

Each month, our policy experts will answer questions relating to these priority areas and racial equity. Our final blog in this series will discuss anti-racist curricula and Black studies, and how SEL can help promote and be strengthened by research-based practices that advance racial equity in education.Read More


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SEL for Today: A New Second Step® Elementary Digital Program Is Coming Spring 2021

Our long-standing commitment to listening to these leaders’ voices has helped us continuously improve our research- and evidence-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs. Today, that commitment brings us to an exciting announcement: the release of our new, fully web-based Second Step® Elementary digital program this spring. Read More


Advocating SEL in a Tumultuous Year: Our 2020 Highlights

Throughout the turmoil and unrest of 2020, Committee for Children’s Policy and Advocacy Team has advocated at the state and federal levels to promote the well-being of young people across our country. Here are some highlights from our advocacy work this year.Read More


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Navigating 2020 with the Help of Social-Emotional Learning

Despite the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sociopolitical turmoil of 2020, Committee for Children’s Second Step® teams rose to support district administrators, school leaders, educators, and students when they needed it most. Here are three highlights from 2020.Read More


When Bullying Is Racially Motivated: Recognizing It for What It Is and Supporting Kids to Be Anti-Racist Upstanders

All forms of bullying harm kids, but biased-based harassment—when the underlying cause or motivation is prejudice—causes specific, increased harm. University of Michigan’s Dr. Deborah Rivas-Drake provides recommendations for how adults can recognize racially motivated bullying and support kids to be upstanders.Read More