In the past, we have shared some widespread information about Social and Emotional Learning.
Recently, quite an interesting white paper was produced by the Pioneer Institute. Please take some time to peruse and offer your thoughts in the comment section of this blog post or where we post this on our facebook page. So little time- so much reading to do, but this is important!
At this time, Senate bill 5082 is nearly passed and has done so with comfortable margins. There was an amendment that needs to go back to the House. We will paste the links for your research and review.
SB 5082 – 2019-20
Creating a committee to promote and expand social emotional learning.
Sponsors: McCoy, Hasegawa, Kuderer, Saldaña
2SSB 5082 – H AMD TO APP COMM AMD (H-2872.1/19) 547
By Representative Dolan
On page 3, beginning on line 32 of the striking amendment, after
“(1)” strike all material through “schools.”” on line 36 and insert
“The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall review
the recommendations of the social-emotional learning work group
convened as directed in the 2017 omnibus appropriations act and the
recommendations of the social-emotional learning committee created in
section 1 of this act. The office of the superintendent of public
instruction shall adopt social-emotional learning standards and
benchmarks by January 1, 2020, and revise the social-emotional
learning standards and benchmarks as appropriate.”
EFFECT: Strikes the requirement that the Office of the
Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) adopt the standards and
benchmarks recommended by the social emotional learning (SEL)
benchmarks work group in its October 1, 2016, final report. Adds
that the OSPI must: (1) review the recommendations of the SEL work
group convened as directed in the 2017 omnibus appropriations act
and the recommendations of the SEL committee created in section 1 of
this act; and (2) adopt SEL standards and benchmarks by January 1,
2020, and revise the SEL standards and benchmarks as appropriate.
Please be sure to follow the progress of OSPI’s SEL workgroup.