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Aspen Institute, 2020
In early May 2020, The Aspen Institute published "Fostering Connectedness in the Pandemic Era: Policy Recommendations to Support Social, Emotional, and Academic Development." The recommendations were developed by a diverse group of education leaders convened to explore the importance of safe and nurturing relationships in school and the…
Descriptors: Independent Study, State Action, Culturally Relevant Education, Equal Education
Hansen, Kiese; Shaw, Tim – Aspen Institute, 2020
Student debt balances are ballooning, posing a serious threat to the financial security of millions of borrowers across the country. In the last 15 years, total outstanding student debt has grown six-fold and now hovers at over $1.5 trillion. Student debt has significant short- and long-term impacts on individuals, their communities, and the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment, State Policy
Hansen, Kiese; Shaw, Tim – Aspen Institute, 2020
For people across the United States, student loan debt is a growing portion of the household balance sheet. More than 40 million Americans have outstanding student loan balances. The burden of student loan debt is causing undue harm to the financial security of individuals and households across the US, with disproportionate impacts on both low-…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment, Student Loan Programs
Aspen Institute, 2020
In this time of deep divisions, many Americans have recognized the need to heal schisms, repair the social fabric, and restore trust and civility in public discourse. The Better Arguments Project is based on the premise that American civic life does not need fewer arguments; it needs Better Arguments. The project stems from the founding idea that…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Communication Skills, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
Aspen Institute, 2020
Social distancing and school closures forced by the COVID-19 pandemic present extraordinary challenges for education. While the nation is just beginning to understand the impact of the last few months and what the months ahead will mean for students, families, and educators, the depth of students' connectedness to school and the quality of their…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Student Development, School Closing
Wiener, Ross – Aspen Institute, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the school year for 50 million American students, and revealed the best and worst of public education: the best in terms of the heroic response by so many educators, support staff, students, and parents; the worst in terms of the intense light shone upon inequities that plague our system. As policymakers and…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Equal Education
Aspen Institute, 2019
The Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program and National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development have forged a partnership with the goal of exploring the role youth sports can play in developing young people's social and emotional skills. With funding from the Susan Crown Exchange (SCE) and guidance from a strategic advisory…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Youth Programs, Athletics, Social Development
Sovde, Doug; James, Kelly; Waters, Jacob; Green, Genevieve Quist; Krengel, Kyla; Moore, Eric; Etienne, Rachel; Fossum, Astrid; Beechum, Nicole; Farrington, Camille – Aspen Institute, 2019
This action guide provides school leadership teams with a resource for integrating the social, emotional and academic needs of young people into the daily student experience, from the time a bus driver greets a student until the end of the day. It supports the school leader and her/his team in mapping out an approach for integrating the social,…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, School Administration, Student Experience
Aspen Institute, 2019
The promotion of social, emotional, and academic learning is not a shifting educational fad; it is the substance of education itself. It is not a distraction from the "real work" of math and English instruction; it is how instruction can succeed. And it is not another reason for political polarization. It brings together a traditionally…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Cognitive Development, Academic Ability
Kahn, Jennifer; Bailey, Rebecca; Jones, Stephanie – Aspen Institute, 2019
Research demonstrates a wide range of positive outcomes for children who are physically active, including higher academic achievement, higher likelihood to attend college, increased success in the workplace, lower heath care costs, and decreased risk for obesity and other health problems (Aspen Institute Sport for All Play for Life; Menestrel…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Coaching (Performance), Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
Aspen Institute, 2018
Ideal for faculty and administrators looking to blend business education and the liberal arts, this toolkit combines exemplary syllabi from 26 leading institutions with step-by-step strategies to advocate successfully for curricular innovation. Conceived with comprehensiveness in mind, these resources cover both inspiration and implementation for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Business Administration Education, Humanities, Liberal Arts
Aspen Institute, 2018
For students to become powerful learners, their teachers must engage in powerful learning themselves. Yet the professional learning many teachers experience is often disconnected from the curriculum, disconnected from specific students and their learning needs, and disconnected from their daily work. What is needed is a tightly connected…
Descriptors: Adults, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, School Culture
Berman, Sheldon – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Practice Base for How We Learn: Supporting Students' Social, Emotional, and Academic Development" outlines promising practices that show how students, teachers, parents, and administrators can integrate social, emotional, and academic learning in preK-12 education. The report, which represents the vision of the 34-member Council of…
Descriptors: Student Development, Social Development, Emotional Development, Academic Ability
LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
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