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From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope
National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

A Policy Agenda for How Learning Happens
National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

In Spring 2019, the Learning Policy Institute, in collaboration with a number of partners, including state-facing membership organizations and whole child-oriented research and policy institutions (see full list below), launched the Whole Child Policy Table (WCPT). The WCPT unifies and coordinates the work of a broad set of policy partners who aim to create a supportive context for whole child development work in schools. The policy table works to galvanize collective action behind an equity-focused whole child policy agenda for states to accelerate their existing work, create the conditions necessary to enable equity-focused systems change grounded in the science of learning and development, and provide the resources policymakers need to implement whole child policy approaches.

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Funding for this project is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, Sanford Programs/National University System, Pure Edge, Inc., and Wallace Foundation. Additional core operating support is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Sandler Foundation, and Mackenzie Scott and Dan Jewett.


Council of Chief State School Officers; National Association of State Boards of Education; National Conference of State Legislators; National Governors Association; Afterschool Alliance; America’s Promise Alliance; CIVIC; Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning; Education Commission of the States; EducationCounsel; Edutopia; Forum for Youth Investment; National Urban League; Opportunity Institute; SoLD Alliance