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The Fordham Institute released a report yesterday on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). SEL is a process where people learn to recognize and manage emotions, learn empathy and responsibility, and develop positive relationships. The movement began in the 1960s in New Haven, CT when a collaborative social development program achieved success at one of the lowest
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