Social-Emotional Learning: Why it’s Important and the Impact of Teachers and Schools


Heather Hough - Policy Analysis for California Education
Klint Kanopka - Stanford University
Mai Xi Lee - Sacramento City Unified
Jennifer Peck - Partnership for Children and Youth
Libby Pier - Education Analytics

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria (828 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814)
PACE Speakers - Hough Kanopka Lee Peck Pier

There is a growing consensus in education that schools can and should attend to students’ social-emotional development. As a result, in California, policymakers and practitioners alike have become interested in measuring students's social-emotional learning (SEL), both to understand individual students' needs and to evaluate schools' efforts to support them. In this seminar, researchers will review a wide portfolio of research using data from the CORE districts, which serve nearly one million students and have been administering an SEL survey to all students in grades 4-12 since 2014. Researchers will review the evidence of validity of CORE's survey, describe the relationship between SEL and other outcomes, and discuss the impact of classrooms and schools in social-emotional development.

Lunch will be served at 11:30am. The presentations will be begin at 12:00pm.

Contact Shawn Bernardo at or 650-724-2832 with any questions about the event


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