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.
COVID-19 presents vast challenges, opportunities
State Rep. calls for new approach to school learning — "Since I was elected to the State House of Representatives, I have tried to be a voice for the voiceless, advocating for those who haven’t always been able to advocate for themselves, including our state’s students...."
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, an education system re-boot is needed
Amidst enormous uncertainty, the debate about whether to reopen schools — and how — is contentious. The only certainty is that in any scenario, kids will spend less time in the classroom next year than ever before.
America Forward Launches Whole-Learner Education Initiative with Release of Whole-Learner Education: A Policy Roadmap to Student Success
Today, America Forward, the nonpartisan policy initiative of pioneering venture philanthropy organization New Profit, launched Advancing Whole-Learner Education - a new initiative aimed at deepening public engagement and expanding federal support for whole-learner approaches to education.
Dear Community Partners: A Letter from America Forward
We are living in uncertain times. Families and communities across our country—and around the world—are continuing to grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.