Archive: SEL

December 9, 2023

Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools

Schools are prioritizing students’ mental health, and there are many tools and resources to choose from. CDC created this action guide as a place to start. It can help school and district leaders build on what they are already doing to promote students’ mental health and find new strategies to…

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December 8, 2023

Vaccine Rates Remain Down, Exemptions Are Up. What It Means for Schools

CDC released numbers last week showing national rates of certain required vaccinations for kindergartners at around 93 percent, remaining below pre-pandemic levels, and increasing exemptions. In a recent Education Week article, Lynn Nelson, president-elect of NASN, said, “It’s going to impact attendance in schools and set up…

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November 14, 2023

The Dreamstarter® Grant Program

The theme for Dreamstarter® 2022 is Social Action. Partnering with the non-profit organization of their choice, Dreamstarters will use their grants to educate, advocate, or engage with their communities or a particular social issue they want to serve. Whether your dream is to address a social, emotional, cultural, physical, or…

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We’ve seen rapid expansion of our after-school activities, [and an] increased [number of] students meeting their healthy fitness zones.
Amy Ruzicka Bayless Schools Superintendent Discusses Bayless Schools 5-year journey leading to growth in school and staff wellness initiatives, incorporating the WSCC model, and expansion in after-school activities.