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CASEL’s District Resource Center

The District Resource Center helps school districts make social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of every student's education. Find research, knowledge, and resources curated from school systems across the U.S. to support high-quality, systemic implementation of SEL.

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Developed in partnership with school districts in CASEL’s Collaborating Districts Initiative, where SEL has helped lead to improvements in academic achievement, graduation, attendance and school climate.


Since implementing SEL, districts improved reading and math scores.


Attendance, graduation and GPA went up. Teacher effectiveness increased.


Suspensions and expulsions decreased. And students felt safer and more connected to school.


What is SEL?

SEL helps all students reach their full potential as caring, contributing, and responsible friends, family members, coworkers, and citizens. It can also be a powerful lever for creating inclusive and equitable communities.

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Not sure where to begin?

Take the priority-setting questionnaire to get a quick snapshot of your district’s current approach to SEL and identify which key activities to focus on.

Take Questionnaire
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Looking for guidance and tools for SCHOOLWIDE SEL?

The CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL is a free, online resource that helps schools build on their SEL practices and programs.

Visit CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL
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