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Webinar | May 24, 2023

Whole Child Policy: Redesigning Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Accountability

Hosted by the Learning Policy Institute and co-sponsored by AASA, The School Superintendents Association and the Science of Learning & Development Alliance

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Transforming learning environments to support whole child approaches to education is essential to meeting the full scope of students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and to prepare them to succeed in our global economy. Shifting towards a whole child approach has far-reaching implications for our education system and requires practice and policy approaches informed by the science of learning and development (SoLD). This webinar series explores the various elements of whole child policy featured in the Whole Child Policy Toolkit and shares insights from state and district policymakers who have engaged in efforts to shift toward whole child education.

This webinar explored the actions states can take to redesign curriculum, instruction, assessments, and accountability systems in line with the science of learning and development. Experts and state leaders who have taken on this work discussed lessons learned.


  • Aneesha Badrinarayan, Director of State Performance Assessment Initiatives, Learning Policy Institute
  • Carol D. Lee, Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
  • Peter Leonard, ED of Student Assessment & MTSS, Chicago Public Schools
  • Sharon Necaise, Deputy Assistant Superintendent of Academic Content, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Sarah Young, Chief of Staff, Utah State Board of Education

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