Additional Resources

Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety
President Donald Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. The Commission makes recommendations that address multiple aspects of school safety. They outline steps we all can take—families, communities, schools, houses of worship, law enforcement, medical professionals, government, and others.
U.S. Departments of Education

Social and Emotional Learning: What Health and Physical Educators Should Know
Social and emotional learning (SEL) has become a critical component of educating today’s youth. In school districts across the country, SEL is no longer just a classroom lesson but a system-wide framework involving a coordinated approach in classrooms, schools, communities, and family units.
SHAPE America

A Nation at Hope: Recommendations from the National Commission on Social, Emotional, & Academic Development
A growing movement dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic well-being of children is reshaping learning and changing lives across America. On the strength of its remarkable consensus, a nation at risk is finally a nation at hope. Find out more and get involved. (Full report)
Aspen Institute

Are Educators Setting Goals for Social-Emotional Learning?
Evidence from Nationally Representative Surveys: A growing body of evidence shows that social-emotional skills predict the long-term outcomes of students, even after controlling for differences in academic achievement. This American Educator Panels Data Note details the extent to which a nationally representative sample of teachers and school leaders report setting goals for the social-emotional growth of their students.
RAND Corporation

Measuring the Social and Emotional Dimensions of Success
The intensifying interest among education policymakers in the social and emotional dimensions of student success is encouraging news. By complementing the important work in recent years to raise standards and strengthen instruction, the increasing focus on school climate and students' relationships to their peers and their schools is a potentially powerful catalyst for school improvement and student achievement. But for educators to take advantage of this promising new opportunity, they need to be able to measure school climate and students' social and emotional development with confidence, respond effectively, and gauge if their improvement efforts have been successful.

State Statutes and Regulations for Healthy Schools (2017-2018)
The report contains relevant data and analysis surrounding Indiana policies and systems.
Child Trends