Office of Student and Family Support
Collaborating States Initiative
Massachusetts is one of seven states participating in the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL's) two-year Collaborating States Initiative (CSI). The CSI is an inter-state partnership on the development of policies, learning standards or goals, and guidelines to support statewide implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL). Other participating states include: California, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
While the needs and approaches of supporting social and emotional outcomes vary from district to district, ESE intends to partner with our stakeholders to establish a common language and shared vision of positive social and emotional competencies for all students. Partnership with CASEL and other participating states will allow ESE to achieve those goals by:
Engaging with our stakeholders, especially our teachers, administrators, and specialized instructional support personnel (SISP);
Integrating SEL principles with existing initiatives and resources (e.g., Curriculum Frameworks, standards, and guidance);
Building useful, well-aligned resources.
To receive occasional updates about the progress of this initiative or to submit comments about social and emotional learning in Massachusetts, fill out this brief form.