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Emotional, social courses get opposition Debate

Jun 08, 2019 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Ohio’s plans to treat social and emotional learning as a key part of education — equal to reading, writing and math — is drawing opposition from residents who have caught the ear of some state school board members.

Debate is likely to flare up at the state board’s meeting Tuesday, as it plans to vote on statewide standards for social and emotional learning (SEL), which centers on helping students manage emotions and interactions with others, even in challenging situations.

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