This month in SEL: YouTube pledges $20 million to educational content, Allstate announces an even bigger contribution to SEL programs, and why social and emotional skills are crucial to strengthening students’ resilience and academic outcomes.
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Allstate Foundation Pledges $45 Million to SEL Initiatives (EDWEEK Market Brief)
Money is flowing into social-emotional learning as the Allstate Foundation announces their intent to contribute $45MM to social-emotional learning initiatives over the next five years.
YouTube Launches $20 Million Fund as Part of “Learning” Initiative (EdSurge)
Initially announced over the summer, the digital media platform is embarking on a “long term investment” in education, marking the company’s “first step to really show our support for the community of edutubers that has been so important to YouTube.”
Tackling Mental Health Through SEL
Northeastern University senior Julia Sabrick details how incorporating SEL programs into the K-12 curriculum has the capacity to help “educators promote students’ academic success and mental health, which in turn will support lifelong healthy behaviors – and could save lives.”
The Aspen Institute’s Final Report to be Released on January 15
After two years of work, The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development will be releasing its final report and accompanying recommendations for researchs, policymakers, and practitioners in January of 2019.
This Month in SEL | October, 2018