Committee for Children Blog
exclusionary discipline, SEL, social emotional learning, legislation, trends, analysis
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Exclusionary Discipline in Schools

One of our priorities at Committee for Children is working to ensure that lawmakers are supporting the work that teachers and principals are doing in schools. Through bill-tracking, our Policy & Advocacy team has noticed that lawmakers were seeing a connection between SEL and school discipline reform, and we thought it would be beneficial to analyze the state-level legislative landscape for trends in this area.
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CASEL, social emotional learning, SEL, bullying prevention, child safety, policy and advocacy
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Joan Cole Duffell Recognized with Prestigious CASEL Award

The prestigious Mary Utne O’Brien Award is presented annually by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) — and this year, we are so proud to announce that our own Executive Director, Joan Cole Duffell is its recipient. … Read More


advocacy, SEL, policy, children, school funding, social emotional learning, child safety
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Advocating for Child Safety for Nearly Forty Years

Since our inception nearly forty years ago, we at Committee for Children have stood for the principle that the best way to address child sexual abuse is to prevent it from happening in the first place. We’re continuously looking for ways to advocate for law and policy that prioritize evidence-informed prevention strategies to ensure our children are kept safe—and there are some recent key and ongoing actions we’ve been working on. … Read More


funding, SEL, social emotional learning, grants, omnibus bull, Title IV-A
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How the New Funding Bill Affects SEL in Schools

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