I originally posted information about House Bill 1162-2009-10, providing for social emotional learning in public schools, on January 30.
A substitute version of the bill was voted out of the House Education Committee on February 10. The new version focuses on starting a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) account under the Secretary of State for funds to be deposited from both public and private entities. As they are available, the funds will be administered by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide SEL resources to Washington's schools.
A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, 8:00 a.m.