Summary: This article provides a link to the Aspen Report consisting of recommendations from the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. You can download the report itself and view a video of the original livestream from the January 15 release of the report
Source: National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, January 15, 2019
Description: Issued by the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, the report, From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope, asserts that our nation is at a turning point. Decades of scientific evidence and practical experience point to the most important missing ingredient in classrooms and schools today: making sure that all children have the social, emotional, and academic skills they need to learn and thrive.
The report’s recommendations to practitioners, policymakers, and researchers include:
- Broaden the definition of student success to prioritize the whole child.
- Build settings that are physically and emotionally safe and foster strong bonds among children and adults.
- Intentionally teach specific social, emotional, and cognitive skills and competencies and infuse them in academic content and in all aspects of the day.
- Build partnerships among schools, families, and community organizations to support healthy social, emotional, and academic learning and development in and out of school.