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For Policymakers

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is gaining significant traction in federal and state policy. SEL is increasingly a key consideration in federal grants. A growing number of states have developed and adopted SEL standards, goals, or competencies.

Visit our SEL Policy page to learn about the current policies that relate to SEL in Massachusetts.

Just getting started? Visit our What is SEL? page.

Ready to learn more?

The following resources include research and recommendations from SEL policy experts.

SEL Policy Recommendations

A Data-Informed Approach To Social-Emotional Learning: Policy Recommendations For State And Local Leaders

Encouraging Social and Emotional Learning: Next Steps for States

Social and Emotional Learning: Opportunities for Massachusetts, Lessons for the Nation