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Webinar | December 7, 2022

Whole Child Policy: Setting a Whole Child Vision

Co-Sponsored by AASA, The School Superintendents Association; National Association of State Boards of Education; Science of Learning & Development Alliance; and the Learning Policy Institute
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December 7, 2022
3 – 4 p.m. ET

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.

In this webinar, experts shared actions states can take to foster coherence and alignment around whole child learning, including assessing statewide needs and assets and building data systems for continuous improvement. State leaders who have taken on this work also described their process to create a whole child vision and share lessons learned.


  • Paolo DeMaria, President and CEO, National Association of State Boards of Education (moderator)
  • Jennifer DePaoli, Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute
  • Ashley Harris, Director of Whole Child Supports and Strategic Partnerships, Georgia Department of Education
  • Matt Navo, Executive Director, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
  • Charlene Russell-Tucker, Commissioner of Education, Connecticut State Department of Education


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