These are the guys pushing
Communist Brainwashing “Social Emotional Learning” in “Education”
The National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development Buddies
The Learning Policy Institute’s Linda Darling-Hammond
Business Roundtable President John Engler
Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver
Jim Shelton, president of education for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Mr. Jorge Benitez
Former CEO, Accenture North America
Mr. Laszlo Bock
Senior Advisor, Google, Inc.
Mr. Hugh Price
Former President and CEO
National Urban League
Ms. Karen Pittman
President, CEO, and Co-Founder
The Forum for Youth Investment
Governor Brian Sandoval
Governor of Nevada; Vice Chair, National
Mr. James Shelton
President of Education
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Mr. Gene Wilhoit
National Center for Innovation in Education
Mr. Antwan Wilson
Oakland Public Schools
Dr. Nancy Zimpher
State University of New York
Dr. Pamela Cantor
Chief Executive Officer
Turnaround For Children
Dr. David Osher
Vice President and Institute Fellow
American Institutes for Research
Ms. Ellen Galinsky
Chief Science Officer and Executive Director,
Mind in the Making, Bezos Family Foundation
Alliance for Excellent Education
National Association of State Boards of
American Association of School Administrators
National Conference of State Legislatures
American Federation of Teachers
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum
National Education Association
National Governors Association
Council of Chief State School Officers
Council of Great City Schools
National School Boards Association
Edutopia/George Lucas Educational Foundation
National Urban League, Inc.
National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP)
- Afterschool Alliance
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation
- Alliance for Excellent Education
- American Association of School Administrators
- American Federation of Teachers
- American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF)
- America’s Promise Alliance
- Boys and Girls Club of America
- Center for Character and Citizenship
- Center for Supportive Schools
- Citizen Schools
- City Year
- Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
- Communities in Schools
- Consortium for Educational Change
- Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
- Council of Chief State School Officers
- Council of Great City Schools
- The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
- Edutopia, produced by the George Lucas Educational Foundation
- Every Hour Counts
- The Forum for Youth Investment
- Foundation for Excellence in Education
- Generation Citizen
- Girls, Inc.
- Higher Achievement
- Learning Heroes
- Moms Rising
- National Afterschool Association
- National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
- National Association of School Psychologists
- National Association of State Boards of Education
- National Center For Learning Disabilities
- National Conference of State Legislatures
- National Education Association
- National Family Engagement Alliance
- National Governors Association
- National Human Services Assembly
- National League of Cities
- National Network of State Teachers of the Year
- National PTA
- National School Boards Association
- National School Climate Center
- National Summer Learning Association
- National Urban League
- National 4-H Council
- Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy
- Rodel Foundation of Delaware
- School Social Work Association of America
- Special Olympics
- Transforming Education
- Trust for America’s Health
- Trust for Early Learning
- Urban Libraries Council
- WINGS for Kids
- The 50-State Afterschool Network
1440 Foundation’s mission is to support programs and best practices that cultivate authentic relationship skills in education, wellness and the workplace.
The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust’s mission is to help people get along better. By investing in evidence-based programs and in partnership with national organizations, it seeks to inspire a movement of empathetic citizens who, with mutual respect and understanding, ultimately build an increasingly civil society.
The mission of IES, the research arm of the U.S.Department of Education, is to provide rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly.
The McCormick Foundation seeks to foster communities of educated, informed, and engaged citizens.
NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. The foundation supports the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively — to help create a caring and balanced world.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health. Its efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care — how it’s delivered, how it’s paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and major foundations. Continuing the Rockefeller family’s legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, RPA remains at the forefront of philanthropic growth and innovation, with a diverse team led by experienced grantmakers with significant depth of knowledge across the spectrum of issue areas. Founded in 2002, RPA has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations and has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries.
The Allstate Foundation and CASEL are collaborating to raise awareness of youth voice and to focus the country’s attention on what is possible in American education. A youth report shared findings from student interviews and a national survey of youth in an effort to improve schools to be engines of learning and opportunity. The Allstate Foundation generously sponsored CASEL’s 2018 Cross-Districts Learning Event. The annual convening provides an opportunity for CASEL’s partners to expand and share their SEL knowledge and experiences with one another. The Allstate Foundation helps create more prosperous communities where people are empowered to fulfill their hopes and dreams by inspiring the next generation of leaders, breaking the cycle of domestic violence, closing the nonprofit leadership gap and honoring Allstate volunteers. Through its Good Starts Young program, The Allstate Foundation enables youth to build social and emotional learning skills and become the next generation of leaders.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is providing CASEL support to engage in a strategic business planning. Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health with vaccines and other life-saving tools and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to significantly improve education so that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is generously supporting the Assessment Work Group, a collaboration with CASEL and leading researchers and practitioners in the field of PreK-12 education, assessment, SEL, and related fields. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation grant will support the development of key design principles to guide the creation of practical social-emotional competence performance measures as well as an annual design challenge for performance assessments. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation helps individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.
CASEL is partnering with the LG Electronics USA Life’s Good: Experience Happiness initiative to equip youth with the essential life skills and supportive learning environments to become knowledgeable, caring, contributing and happy adults, citizens, co-workers, friends and family members. LG funding will support CASEL partner districts’ membership into the Collaborating Districts Initiative, which helps districts across the country implement curriculum, share best practices and challenges, and helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of high-quality SEL across all aspects of the school community. LG also will also join CASEL’s 2019 National Conference, engaging 1,200 educators, scholars, policy-makers, and others committed to high-quality SEL programming for all students. Together, the partnership supports an education that prioritizes academic, social, and emotional learning, including the promotion and advancement of sustainable happiness skills, for all youth. The LG corporate social responsibility initiative was launched to enrich the lives of 5.5 million youth in the United States over five years.
In 2016 Pure Edge, Inc. provided generous support to expand CASEL’s Collaborating States Initiative (CSI) to include the participation of eleven additional states. CASEL and the states are actively partnering on the development of policies, learning competencies or goals, and guidelines to support statewide implementation of social and emotional learning. Pure Edge, Inc. builds partnerships with school districts, academic research institutions, and government entities to influence the national conversation around the impact of health and wellness on children to develop policies that make health and wellness an essential component of the education system.
The Raikes Foundation is supporting the Assessment Work Group, a collaboration with CASEL and leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of PreK-12 education, assessment, SEL, mindset science and related fields. This critical effort is focused on developing practical tools for educators in assessment of inter- and intra-personal competencies and developing the future direction of inter- and intra-personal assessment for the field. The Raikes Foundation works toward a just and inclusive society where all young people have the support they need to reach their full potential. The foundation focuses on youth-serving systems, seeking to make them work better on behalf of the most marginalized young people in our society.
Spencer Foundation is generously supporting the Assessment Work Group, a collaboration with CASEL and leading researchers and practitioners in the field of PreK-12 education, assessment, SEL, and related fields. This effort focuses on developing practical tools for educators in social and emotional (SE) competence assessment and developing the future directions of SE competence assessment for the field. Spencer Foundation is committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.
Stuart Foundation generously sponsored CASEL’s 2017 and 2018Cross-Districts Learning Event. The annual convening provides an opportunity for CASEL’s partners to expand and share their SEL knowledge and experiences with one another. CASEL and Stuart Foundation also worked together on planning for the Collaborating States Initiative. The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to improving life outcomes for young people through education. They work to ensure that education systems in California and Washington provide opportunities for students to learn, achieve and thrive.
Tch Legacy, Inc.
Tch Legacy, Inc. provided funding to CASEL to support the development of professional learning opportunities for teachers, school teams, and district teams to support the implementation of schoolwide and districtwide social and emotional learning (SEL). The field has been asking for greater support and specifics on how to do the work, and through this effort, we are addressing that need and protecting the quality of implementation. Tch Legacy, Inc., formerly known as the Teaching Channel, is a California non-profit public benefit corporation that has been dedicated to helping K-12 educators improve their professional practice for the benefit of all students since 2011. Recently, the Teaching Channel management team acquired the assets and operations of the organization. As the result, Tch Legacy, Inc was able to make grants to other organizations who share their philosophy of helping educators improve their practice for the benefit of all students. CASEL received one of those grants.
The Wallace Foundation and CASEL are collaborating on aligning SEL implementation strategies during in-school and out-of-school time. As part of the partnership, the foundation is also supporting strategic communications and the development of knowledge products and platforms for dissemination. Based in New York City, the Wallace Foundation is working nationally to answer important questions that, if solved, could help strengthen practices and policies within a field. Its mission is to foster improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is providing support to CASEL to engage leading scholars and practitioners in a collaborative process to ensure SEL reflects the latest science and best practices and policies in the field. Findings will inform the continued development and refinement of CASEL’s suite of practical resources to support schools and school districts nationwide in promoting social and emotional learning. CZI is a a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system.
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation is supporting the Assessment Work Group, a collaboration with CASEL and leading researchers and practitioners in the field of PreK-12 education, assessment, SEL, and related fields. This critical effort is focused on developing practical tools for educators in social and emotional (SE) competence assessment and developing the future direction of SE competence assessment for the field.
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Buddies
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (www.casel.org)
Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (www.eiconsortium.org)
25 SEL providers and advocates are members of the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts:
Since 1985, Beginnings School has been committed to helping young children develop the social and emotional competencies that are critical for learning and lifelong success. With its unique curriculum based on the emotional foundations of learning and cognition, Beginnings School provides opportunities for children as young as infants through kindergarten to learn the fundamentals of social and emotional intelligence.
Clueberry World is a social-emotional learning board game for kids.
Coexist Learning Project
Coexist is a documentary film about government-mandated reconciliation following the Rwanda genocide, told from the point of view of victims, perpetrators, bystanders, social commentators, and public officials. The film, four-lesson Teacher’s Guide, and teacher workshops serve as an entry-point to important conversations with educators and students on how to use the teaching of genocide to cultivate forgiveness, compassion, and upstanding in our own lives.
Education for Democracy Institute
Peace and Democracy Discussions and Peace and Democracy eBooks and Digital Games Pilot Project Peace & Democracy eBooks and Digital Games provide digital versions of multicultural literature, along with digital games, activities, and curriculum, that can help children and adults discuss how to prevent violence and improve our democratic society. Published by The Education for Democracy Institute. Builds on theVoices Reading, Voices Literature and Writing, and Voices Leveled Library programs. We are looking for pilot sites to test the new digital prototype.
Engaging Schools’ collaborates with educators to create school communities where each and every student develops the skills and mindsets needed to succeed and make positive contributions in school, work, and life. Our practical strategies are grounded in the values of equity, community, and democracy. We offer professional development and resources in the areas of schoolwide discipline and student support, instructional improvement, classroom management and engagement, and student advisory. With a small staff in Cambridge and a network of nationwide consultants, we have published more than 40 educational resources, collaborated with several thousand schools, reached hundreds of thousands of teachers, and touched the lives of millions of students.
Excellence through Social-Emotional Learning is a statewide campaign launched by a coalition of the associations representing Massachusetts superintendents, School Committees, elementary and secondary principals, and educational collaboratives. The campaign is designed to promote social-emotional learning in every school and classroom across the Commonwealth, in order to graduate students who have the social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, career, and life.
Working with the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts to provide a student-centric youth and school sport model through humanistic coaching that trains decision-makers and problem-solvers.
Leaders and Learners
Education consultants providing professional development, program development, and coaching for the whole child, whole adolescent, whole teacher, whole administrator, and whole school. Leaders & Learners helps schools with SEL, advisory, inclusion; leadership coaching, faculty communication and teams, instructional practices, and school culture.
Lesson One provides professional development that helps public, private and charter schools establish and design themselves for successful School Cultural Development.
Louis D.Brown Institute
“The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute serves as a center of healing, teaching and learning for families and communities dealing with murder, trauma, grief and loss.”
Massachusetts Character Education Partnership
Massachusetts CEP, In partnership with Boston University’s Center for Character Education and Social Responsibility, the Character Education Partnership accepts applications from public and private schools and districts throughout the state of Massachusetts for the State Schools of Character (SSOC) program.
National School Climate Center
NSCC’s goal is to promote positive and sustained school climate: a safe, supportive environment that nurtures social and emotional, ethical, and academic skills.
Open Circle is an evidence-based social and emotional learning program for Kindergarten through Grade 5 that helps schools develop safe, caring and highly-engaging learning communities that proactively develop children’s skills for recognizing and managing emotions, empathy, positive relationships and problem solving.
Over 1,000 schools use Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning to grow and measure their students’ social and emotional skills and supports. Panorama makes its 22 research-based measures of social-emotional learning available as a free, open-source resource for educators. Download the SEL measures at https://www.panoramaed.com/social-emotional-learning.
Parents Forum is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides workshops focusing on emotional awareness.
PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience
PEAR’s mission is to create and foster school and afterschool settings in which all young people can be successful. Dedicated to “the whole child; the whole day; the whole year,” PEAR continuously integrates research, theory, and practice for lasting connections between youth development, school reform, and mental health.
Playworks offer an essential opportunity for children to explore their imaginations, to connect with other kids and to stretch and grow physically, emotionally and socially.
Since 1971 Project Adventure has been supporting development of growth oriented and sustainable communities through active learning. These programs are advanced by custom training, consulting on implementation, challenge course design/installation, and wildly innovative products and publications. The approach is grounded in experiential and adventure learning theory and practice. It is effective and widely embraced due to a radically inclusive, fun and empowering approach to group facilitation with use of engaging activities. SEL-supporting programs and services for schools include training and consulting on K-12 models for Physical Education, classrooms, school culture, behavioral settings, and athletics.
Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to elementary education that leads to greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate.
Developed at Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, the Ruler Approach is an evidence-based, social and emotional learning program dedicated to enriching the lives of educators, students, and families.
Sanford Harmony provides teachers with extensive resources to help PreK–6 students build stronger, healthier relationships — at no cost. Developed by researchers at Arizona State University and underwritten by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, the program includes fully-planned lessons and activities that encourage communication, collaboration and mutual respect. Preliminary research suggests a correlation between Harmony and improved empathy, school enjoyment, and achievement in math and reading as well as decreased stereotyping and bullying/aggression.
Committee for Children’s program is working globally to prevent bullying, violence, and child abuse.
At Six Seconds, we believe emotions are valuable signals that help us survive and thrive. When we learn how to use them, emotions help us make more effective decisions, connect with others, find and follow purpose — and lead a more whole-hearted life.
Teachers 21 mission is to develop leadership and learning cultures where all educators embrace constant learning and the adaptations required for continuous improvement.
The Wellbeing Alphabet™
The Wellbeing Alphabet™ is a new parent and child-developed program created in Britain. The aim is to develop emotional literacy through ‘wellbeing words’ and creative activities from A to Z- incorporating film, art, storytelling, drama and music. Appropriate for children aged 4-7, or up to secondary education for learners with complex needs. Our organization, La Linguistica, are members of The Council of British International Schools. Following a recent visit, we would like to pilot the program in Massachusetts. Enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trauma Sensitive Schools
The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative’s (TLPI) mission is to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to family violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school. To accomplish this mission, TLPI engages in a host of advocacy strategies.
Voices Literature & Writing
Voices Literature & Writing is a supplemental, social-emotional-learning, and character-education resource delivered through a unique, integrated language arts approach.
William James College
William James College strives to be a preeminent school of psychology that integrates rigorous academic instruction with extensive field education and close attention to professional development. We assume an ongoing social responsibility to create programs to educate specialists of many disciplines to meet the evolving mental health needs of society.
Yoga 4 Classrooms
Yoga 4 Classrooms is a low-cost, simple, effective, and sustainable school program, grounded in mind-body practices and addressing the whole child by fostering students’ physical and psychological well-being. Yoga 4 Classrooms is anchored in well-validated classroom pedagogies, developmental science, cross-sectional research in cognitive affective neuroscience, tenets of positive psychology and secular contemplative practices.
In addition, other programs from around the country are available:
The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Founded in 1982 in New York City, partnering with the NYC school system.
A Penn State Program of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development.
Success for Kids
Success for Kids, Inc. (SFK), an international non-profit organization, is dedicated to empowering at-risk children and adolescents to become resilient, productive citizens by delivering innovative research-based programs that enhance four personal strengths (interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, problem solving skills and self-sufficiency) and give students a greater sense of purpose in their lives.
Measuring SEL Buddies
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
University of Minnesota
Sara Bartolino Krachman
CASEL – Project Director
CASEL – Principal Investigator
WORK GROUP MEMBERS
Fresno Unified School District
George Mason University
University of Chicago
Washoe County School District
University of Michigan
Educational Testing Service
Minneapolis Public Schools
Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity
Oakland Unified School District
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Learning Policy Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University
American Institutes for Research
University of Illinois at Chicago
S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation
Einhorn Family Charitable Trust
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Overdeck Family Foundation
SEL for Washington Buddies
AG Bell PTSA 2.8.10
Alpac PTA 9.2.6
Bellevue Special Needs PTA 2.3.165
Children’s Campaign Fund
ARC of King County
ARC of Snohomish County
Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington
Childrens crisis outreach response system
City of Bellevue Parent Teen Mediation Program
Committee for Children
Community of Mindful Parents
Compassionate Schools Network
Department of Early Learning
Eastlake High PTSA 2.8.88
Empire Health Foundation
Everett School District Parent
King County Parent Coalition
League of Education Voters
Ferndale School District
Lewis & Clark PTSA 11.5.15
Luminous Minds Project
Marysville School District
Mead School District
Mercer Island Martial Art
Office of the Education Ombuds
Ohana Wellness Center
Open Doors for Multicultural Families
Pioneer PTSA 7.1.30
Puget Sound ESD/Race to the Top
Rural Schools Alliance
Schools Out Washington
Seattle Indian Health Board
Seattle Public Schools Principal
Shoreline PTA Council 6.12
Skyline PTA 10.9.215
Snohomish County ECEAP
Spokane School District
Superintendent of Curlew School District
UW Center for Child and Family Well-being
Washington State Special Education Coalition
WA Association of School Psychologists
WA Association of School Social Workers
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Youth Eastside Services
Youth Development Executives of King County
More SEL Guys
Committee for Children
Compass at Valor Collegiate Academies
Forum for Youth Investment
David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
The Momentous Institute
City of Dallas Parks and Recreation
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)
Clinton Global Initiative
- Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC)
- Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS)
- Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA)
- Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives (MOEC)
- Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association (MSSAA)
- The Rennie Center for Education Policy & Research
Character Lab Buddies
Foundations & Organizations
As well as
Baiyor-Handler Charitable Fund
Glenn Greenberg and Linda Vester Foundation
Watts Family Foundation
Individuals & Organizations
Angela and Jason Duckworth
Gaurav and Sonia Kapadia
Anthony and Nanar Yoseloff