Policy Recommendations to Support Social, Emotional and Academic Development

By Aspen Institute Education & Society Program
July 6, 2020

This report features policy recommendations to nurture students’ connections to school to support both well-being and academic outcomes. Due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the quality of students’ relationships with adults and peers and their sense of connection to school are vitally important during remote and in-person learning.

The report asserts that relationships and routines create a sense of connection and stability and can provide a buffer against stress and trauma. The report includes specific actions state policymakers can take to support the development of relationships and feelings of belonging in the coming school year. It is part of a series of related reports.

Source Organization: The Aspen Institute

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