Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

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ESSA, Equity of Opportunity, and Addressing Barriers to Learning

Summary:  This article is an analysis of the ESSA done by the national Center for Mental Health in Schools in the Dept. of Psychology at UCLA. The center is co‑directed by Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor.  Website:   Send comments to  See the analysis of how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) focuses on addressing barriers to learning and re-engaging disconnected students.

Source:  Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor, Co-Directors, Center for Mental Health in Schools, Dept. of Psychology at UCLA, February 2016.

Categories:  Student Achievement, Classroom Practice, Education Policy