Federal Legislation Makes Billions Available for SEL Funding

What new funding is available?

After a tumultuous year for school systems around the country, a flurry of federal spending bills has made over $170 billion available to the U.S. Dept. of Education, marking one of the largest federal investments in public education in U.S. history.

What funding is available to you?

The Department of Education has created a handy map detailing the money made available to each state through the ESF. Click through to see how much has been allocated to your state.

A worthy investment?

Especially after the events of this year, SEL is the best way to help students and adults adjust to life back on campus and support the stress and emotional toll of this past year. When SEL is incorporated as a daily, foundational piece of education, students are more engaged and receptive to learning, disciplinary issues are reduced, and teachers receive the emotional support that they need to show up for their students.

Selecting the best SEL program for your needs

After a challenging year for students and educators, many district and school leaders are looking for ways to more strategically implement social emotional learning district-wide. With new funding flowing and SEL the buzzword on everyone’s lips, it can be difficult to sift through the noise and identify the right program for your needs. Here are just a few key things to consider when weighing your options:

  1. Is this program evidence-based?
  2. Is this program easy for teachers to implement?
  3. Is there a digital component?
  4. Are there opportunities for regular engagement and practice?

Choosing an SEL program can be a daunting task. We’ve put together a toolkit that will help you evaluate your options and select the best program for your school or district so your students and teachers can reap the benefits of SEL. Download the toolkit below:

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