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Educators Say ‘Social-Emotional Learning' Linked to Higher Test Scores

by PRP Group, on 02/20/2023

SAN FRANCISCO DAILY JOURNALEducators have been talking more about the rise of “social-emotional learning” post-pandemic and how it has helped students perform better on tests.

Upon the return to classrooms, many students struggled – and not just academically. Teachers say students were having trouble connecting to each other and feeling a sense of belonging at school because of the months of disconnection.

But teachers and families at San Jose’s Meadows Elementary School in the Franklin-McKinley School District found that taking the time to grow social-emotional connections helped students feel better and perform better on tests.

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