Building on decades of research establishing a strong evidence base, two new studies further confirm that SEL positively impacts children’s lives. Together, these two studies included research on students from early childhood through high school conducted over the last 65 years in more than 50 countries. Both confirm what hundreds of independent studies have consistently shown: SEL supports academic learning, mental wellness, school safety, and more. Join us for a discussion with the study authors to explore the implications of these new research findings for schools, districts, and organizations implementing SEL programs. We will also explore open SEL research questions, such as which practices are most effective and what works for different communities.