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How Are School Districts Addressing Student Social-Emotional Needs during the Pandemic?
From the report: "In this brief, we look at how our nationally representative sample of 477 school districts attended to students’ social-emotional learning and well-being in fall 2020. Students’ social-emotional learning and well-being was a concern before the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is an even bigger issue now, as students and teachers cope with the pressures of not only the pandemic and social isolation, but also the nation’s reckoning with law enforcement violence against Black people, the ongoing economic crisis, and threats to American democracy. In light of these challenges, we wanted to see whether districts’ remote learning and school reopening plans mentioned social-emotional learning and, if so, in what ways."