Policymakers Must Prioritize SEL – EdWeek Letter to the Editor
New research from ACT and the American School Counselors Association shows the significant disconnect between school counselors’ desire to support students’ social-emotional development and the tools and resources available to counselors to support that work...
Virtual Briefing: Social-Emotional Learning Policy to Foster Connection after Trauma
Register for this Virtual Briefing on March 26, 2021 where briefing, students, members of Congress, and experts in child development will discuss the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) concepts and how they can be advanced through federal policy.
Advancing Whole-Learner Approaches through the U.S. Department of Education
America Forward supports the confirmation of Dr. Miguel Cardona as the next U.S. Secretary of Education, and encourages him to prioritize whole-learner approaches. The nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona to [...]
Whole-Learner Approaches are Key to Student Success
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, schools across the country continue to face monumental challenges — from providing safe and supportive learning environments, to adopting effective remote and hybrid education models, to addressing the needs of children affected by illness, economic hardship, and trauma.
Whole learner approach seeks to remove barriers, reduce inequity in education
Transcend Education’s Ryan Hall grew up in Longmont and is a product of St. Vrain Valley Schools and the University of Colorado at Boulder, but early in his teaching career he decided to dive into one of the toughest educational environments in the country as a Teach For America corps member in New York City in 2007.
Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan tells how teachers can transform the education system during pandemic
On October 23, 2020, America Forward hosted Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-06) and local stakeholders during a live virtual forum on how to transform the education system in the wake of COVID-19.
Reimagining the Future: Convening a National Conversation about Whole-Learner Education
America Forward hosted the first in a series of conversations with policymakers and education leaders about the critical importance of whole-learner approaches to education.
Don’t Miss the Upcoming Fireside Chats on Advancing Whole-Learner Education
Join us for virtual fireside chats. We'll discuss how we can work to transform our country's education system to better meet the needs of all students, and what can be done to ensure that every young person can develop the breadth of skills that they need to thrive, both in school and in life.
America Forward Awarded Major Grant from the LEGO Foundation to Support its “Advancing Whole-Learner Education” Initiative
America Forward today announced that it has been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the LEGO Foundation to support its “Advancing Whole Learner Education” initiative.
Now is the time to energize our education system
Having worked with students across the education spectrum – with the tiniest learners through Plant the Seed of Learning, to student teachers at West Chester University – I have garnered a deep appreciation for the unique ways students learn.
Opinion: Children of all ages deserve an education system that works for them
Earlier this year, as the widespread impact of COVID-19 began to take root, those of us working in education were faced with the challenge of finding ways to support teachers and schools as they shifted to distance learning to ensure students in our state were not left out of the education equation.
In what promises to be another atypical year, remember education is more than academics
In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives upside down. What we thought might be a few weeks of working and learning from home, quickly turned into the norm.