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CASEL’s mission is to help make social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school.

Recent Work of CASEL & Colleagues

Brief on SEL assessment now in online library.

"Preventing Bullying with Emotional Intelligence"--Education Week

A Webinar on How to Use the 2013 CASEL Guide.

Two New CASEL Briefs on State Standards for SEL.

SEL Advocate gives a TEDx Talk on the Importance of SEL.

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News & Events

CASEL Seeks Candidates for Vice President for Practice Position. A national search is underway.

In Mid-March: A National Conference on Teaching and Learning.

SEL Goes International with a New Report from the World Bank.

Austin School District Receives $1 million grant to support SEL.

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The Collaborative

A Blog from CASEL and Our Partners in the Field of Social and Emotional Learning


In March 2014 the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) published results from a large, rigorous, three-year study of the Responsive Classroom approach. Responsive Classroom is one of 23 exemplary evidence-based social and emotional learning programs identified in the 2013 CASEL Guide. The study, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation, was conducted by Sara Rimm-Kaufman and colleagues at the University of Virginia Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). In addition to being a national leader in the SEL field, in 2007 Rimm-Kaufman was the first scholar to receive CASEL’s Joseph E. Zins Award for Action Research on Social and Emotional Learning. In this blog entry, Rimm-Kaufman describes the origins of the study, its method, and its findings.

This letter from Jonathan Raymond, formerly superintendent of schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District, was published recently in Education Week.

CASEL Guide Online Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs

CASEL Guide Online
Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs

The Missing Piece A National Teacher Survey

The Missing Piece
A National Teacher Survey