Social and Emotional Learning and Development, Conditions for Learning, and Whole Child Supports in ESSA State Plans

Published April 2019
by Kathryn Young and Emily Webb

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with several opportunities to advance social and emotional learning and development, positive learning conditions, and whole child supports in schools and districts.  This brief outlines these opportunities and highlights examples of how states are leveraging them in their ESSA state plans.