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Content provided by Committee for Children, creators of the Second Step program.

This webinar takes place on September 2, 2015 @ 2 p.m. ET

Schools that explicitly teach social-emotional learning (SEL) create positive learning environments and see an average 11 percent increase in academic achievement. Austin Independent School District (ISD) has transformed its entire learning ecosystem through a districtwide commitment to SEL. National leaders in SEL will share the research case for SEL as a key to improved student outcomes, innovative strategies for best-practice SEL implementation and sustainability, effect of SEL on Austin ISD schools, and lessons learned while transforming schools with SEL.

Paul Cruz, Austin ISD Superintendent, will highlight the distinguished panel of presenters. In his time with Austin ISD, graduation rates have improved to an all-time high of 84.1 percent, and post-secondary enrollment rates have

increased significantly. Roger Weissberg, CASEL Chief Knowledge Officer, will share expertise in the field of social-emotional learning. Sherrie Raven, Austin ISD SEL Coordinator, will provide real-world examples and advice for successful school- and district-wide implementation.

Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by the Ford Foundation.

This webinar took place on June 24, 2015 @ 2 p.m. ET

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Traditional after-school art, sports, or computer science programs run by local groups don’t cut it anymore in many districts. Schools and community-based organizations are forging deeper connections amid a growing recognition that children and teenagers need more resources than any school or nonprofit can provide on its own. It’s not easy giving up some control and merging cultures, but schools and community groups are learning to become partners in education.

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