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The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning

11 March 2015
BY Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

A groundbreaking new study from the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College has found that high-quality, research-validated social and emotional learning programs bring a return of $11 for every $1 invested.

The results suggest that fostering young people’s social and emotional learning is a powerful investment in the future.