Blog for Education Week Hosted By the National Commission

The growing national conversation around supporting young people’s social, emotional, and academic development is raising important questions. What kind of support do teachers need? How can schools, districts, community leaders, and policymakers create the conditions for the whole child to thrive? What are the big challenges and potential pitfalls to building students’ social, emotional, and academic skills in the school day and beyond?

These questions and more will be explored in  “Learning is Social and Emotional,” a blog hosted by the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development through Education Week. The blog will feature voices from across the country on the successes and challenges of ensuring schools and communities support the social, emotional, and academic development of all students.

We welcome your submissions: we are excited to feature posts that share practical advice and tips, help readers think about a topic or issue differently, or highlight insights from your on-the-ground experiences. Read our latest posts and our guidelines for contributing bloggers and then send your submissions to