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Ensuring Social and Emotional Well-Being: The Science and the Practice

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2020). An initial guide to leveraging the power of social and emotional learning as you prepare to reopen and renew your school community. Available at

Now more than ever, adults and children will need to develop, grow, and rely on their social and emotional skills to navigate the effects of COVID-19 and the transition back to in-person schooling. The authors of this piece suggest some important ways that schools and districts can prepare for returning to school while emphasizing and cultivating a safe learning environment.