Social, Emotional, and Academic Development and Equity in Education (2017)

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Social Emotional Learning - Equity

The Aspen Institute | Education and Society Program

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A good education is critical to ensuring success in college, career, and life. Education plays a vital role in young people developing a sense of identity, building independence and relationship skills that facilitate taking care of oneself and one’s family, and exercising the rights and privileges of citizenship. Indeed, the greatness of public education lies in its mission to take all individuals and to enable the American Dream of opportunity and fairness. Our current system of public education, however, has not been able to meet this promise, 1 especially for students of color.

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