On April 16, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the availability of $370 million in funds this year for the development of high-quality early learning programs aimed at closing the school readiness gap.
This issue brief was written to assist state policymakers in better understanding how social and emotional learning (SEL) can help students to be college and career ready. The brief provides a short description of what SEL is, why it is needed, and what it looks like in practice. In addition, examples of standards that support SEL at the federal and state levels, current SEL initiatives and programs, and outcomes and measures that can be used to assess SEL programming are described.
The College & Career Readiness & Success (CCRS) Center website is live and we hope you have had a chance to explore it! The site serves as a hub for college and career readiness and success-related organizations and resources, and includes a wealth of resources for both policymakers and practitioners.
Whether it be learning about the Center, or exploring the larger realm of college and career readiness and success, the CCRS Center website will help in your search.
The College & Career Readiness & Success (CCRS) Center recently released a brief titled How Career and Technical Education Can Help Students Be College and Career Ready: A Primer. This brief examines the role of career and technical education (CTE) in preparing students for both college and the workforce in a changing postsecondary landscape.
Looking for new college and career readiness and success-related resources? Here are some pieces that other organizations have recently released:*
High School Matters and the National High School Center are winding down, but the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) is gearing up! The CCRS Center’s mission is to better inform, align, and support efforts to ensure that all students are ready for success in college and careers. Housed at the American Institutes for Research, it will serve as a technical assistance hub for Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs), state education agencies, and other CCRS stakeholders.