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SEL Resources and Research

Ready Nation
Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Support Workforce Success

For every one-point increase in children’s character skills scores in kindergarten, they were:

54% more likely to earn a high school diploma / Twice as likely to attain a college degree / 46% more likely to have a full-time job at age 25”

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Greater Good
How Social-Emotional Learning Transforms Classrooms

“When educators begin using SEL in the classroom, sometimes the most surprising outcome is how they personally change. Unless a teacher is an automaton, teaching students emotional and relationship skills compels a teacher to reflect on his or her own social-emotional competencies—sometimes both in and out of the classroom.”

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American Journal of Public Health
Early Social-Emotional Functioning and Public Health: The Relationship Between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness

A 2015 national study published in the American Journal of Public Health “found statistically significant associations between measured social-emotional skills in kindergarten and key young adult outcomes across multiple domains of education, employment, criminal activity, substance use, and mental health.”

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The Missing Piece: A National Teacher Survey on How Social and Emotional Learning Can Empower Children and Transform Schools

“A 2016 national teacher survey reports more than three quarters of the teachers believe a larger focus on SEL will be a major benefit to students because of the positive effect on workforce readiness (87 percent), school attendance and graduation (80 percent), life success (87 percent), college preparation (78 percent), and academic success (75 percent).”

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