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The Students Are Not the Problem: We Need to Prioritize Social-Emotional Well-Being in High Schools to Address Learning Loss

Experts agree that young people are struggling in school but have different opinions about how best to support them. Dr. Erin Raab, a researcher on our new high school program, argues that schools should use SEL to help kids succeed academically and throughout life.Read More


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4 Strategies for Effective SEL Implementation

Starting a new learning paradigm or program can be daunting, but when it comes to social-emotional learning, it doesn’t have to be. Here are four takeaway strategies you can use to effectively implement an SEL program in your learning community. Read More


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New Directions for Second Step® Programs in 2023–2024: A Back-to-School Update with Liliana Suero

Second Step® Elementary and Second Step® Middle School digital programs are reset and updated every summer in preparation for the coming school year. With this year’s reset complete and updates underway, we sat down with Director of Product Management Liliana Suero to learn more about what this year’s changes are all about.Read More