Federal policymakers have a critical role to play in creating the conditions that promote the development and implementation of whole-learner approaches.

Embracing holistic learning environments requires not only a shift in our thinking, but also new or updated federal policies that reflect a more accurate understanding of learning and development and a commitment to outcomes-focused innovation.

In partnership with state and local leaders, high-quality partners, educators, and families, federal policymakers can advance evidence-based whole-learner approaches that channel the science of learning and development to make progress toward providing every student with the engaging, meaningful learning experiences that will enable them to realize their full potential and contribute to their communities.

In the policy recommendations that follow, we propose a roadmap for federal policymakers to achieve a bold vision of expanding innovative, whole-learner approaches to education and improving outcomes for all students.

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