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Professor Roger Weissberg Quoted in New York Times Article on Social Learning

Aug 19, 2015
Professor Roger Weissberg, who is UIC and LAS Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education and Novo Foundation Endowed Chair in Social and Emotional Learning, was quoted in a July 2015 article in The New York Times, entitled, "Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives" by David Bornstein.

In the article, Professor Weissberg talks about his work with Chicago-based CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), an international organization committed to making evidence-based social, emotional, and academic learning an essential part of preschool through high school education. Professor Weissberg is the Chief Knowledge Officer of CASEL.

“The goal is to take the learnings from these districts and share them with 15,000 other districts,” said Roger P. Weissberg, a professor of psychology and education who is Casel’s chief knowledge officer. “Each district has their model of scaling up the work,” he added. “The challenge is how to take evidence-based programs and integrate them with other priorities so it’s not an add-on, but a way to strengthen things they’re already doing.”

To read more about social and emotional learning and Professor Weissberg's work with CASEL, see the full The New York Times article here.