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Emotional Health Opens Doors. First Book President and CEO Kyle Zimmer joined other prominent thought leaders to reiterate the necessary role of social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools, in response to an opinion piece that suggested SEL was a "hoax." "Our research shows that when students from low-income communities engaged even peripherally in SEL activities, they were more engaged and confident academically," Zimmer said. "Lack of social and emotional skills is an impediment to learning, and SEL-specific resources can help." Read the entire letter on EdWeek. (EdWeek, July 18, 2017)

Tags: Social and emotional learning