Take Action for Safe and Supportive Classrooms As a new school year approaches, ensuring their child returns to a safe, supportive, and ready-to-learn classroom is a top priority for many parents and caregivers. Now more than ever, students need access to research-based personal and interpersonal skill-building. Social-emotional skills like communication, problem-solving, and coping through difficult times are foundational to helping kids recover learning that was lost during the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve academic success. A vast majority of parents support teaching these skills in schools. Parents and caregivers are children’s first and most important teachers. When families, educators, and policymakers work together, they can reinforce these critical life skills at home and at school to support the safety and well-being of all young people. If you are a parent or a caregiver, use the widget to urge your state and federal lawmakers to prioritize access to social-emotional learning and help ensure each young person can build skills that will help them succeed in the classroom and beyond. We’ve provided a prewritten letter that you can edit if you’d like to include a personal message. Thank you for advocating with us!