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Building Effective Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning

Episode 3: What it takes for schools and districts, and afterschool programs and out-of-school time intermediary organizations, to work together
February 23, 2021
Kids at Locker
Host & Guests

Host: Lucas Held, Director of Communications for The Wallace Foundation

Caroline Shaw, executive director of the Opportunity Project in Tulsa  

Caroline Shaw

Greg MacPherson, chief Big Thought Institute officer for Big Thought in Dallas 

Greg MacPherson

Stephanie Andrews, interim executive director of student and family support services for Tulsa Public Schools

Stepanie Andrews

Juany Valdespino-Gaytan, executive director for social-emotional learning for the Dallas Independent School District

Juany Valdespino-Gaytan

We don’t just live in this little microcosm called a school district. Our students go home every day and live in the community. So, it only makes sense that we would be reaching out to our community-based organizations, our partners, our expanded-learning partners for us all to work together to serve our students and families.

— Stephanie Andrews ​

About the Series

This podcast series shares findings and early lessons from a RAND Corporation study of Wallace's Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). The initiative explored whether and how children can benefit from partnerships between schools and out-of-school time programs focused on building social and emotional skills. 

The five episodes feature in-depth conversations with practitioners in schools and afterschool programs, and leaders in districts and out-of-school time intermediary organizations.

See the series. 

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