Burgum: North Dakota to work with NGA to meet social and emotional needs of students, families
BISMARCK, ND (STL.News) The National Governors Association (NGA) will collaborate with North Dakota and five other states on strategies for equitably meeting the social-emotional needs of students and families during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NGA Center for Best Practices announced today that it has selected the six states – Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon and Wisconsin – for technical assistance from its staff and national and state partners, as well as grant support to develop and carry out action plans focused on one or more specific state policy priorities related to students’ comprehensive development during and beyond COVID-19.
In addition, governors’ offices will engage with and learn from peers and national and state experts to advance their policy priorities.
North Dakota’s project is centered on tying together social-emotional needs and workforce readiness, including through the North Dakota Education to Workforce Pathways through SEL Coalition, as well as building capacity for the state to expand and implement North Dakota SEL Network efforts.
“The stress of the pandemic on students and their families has highlighted the importance of integrating social-emotional learning within our schools and beyond.