Education standards remain at the center of controversy in Florida, after Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order in January 2019 to eliminate Common Core, and gave the state’s education department a year to present him with an alternative.
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A recent study by TODAY found at least 20 U.S. states currently include mental health in their general K-12 health education standards, nine of which are written into curriculum by law. In addition, three more states have proposed new legislation to include this new requirement.
Social Emotional Learning versus Character Education: we often hear both terms being used, but how are they different? According to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University there are five main skills that students learn through social and emotional learning (SEL).