Data from a South Carolina school district show that students taking part in an after-school program that focuses on social and emotional learning had better attendance and better behavior than their nonparticipating peers.
An after-school program for elementary students that focuses on social and emotional learning is having an impact on absenteeism and student behavior in a school district in South Carolina.
WINGS for kids has been working to provide students with these skills since 1996. But obtaining district-level data on issues like the program’s effect on absenteeism and behavior problems had proven difficult until now.
Through the program, students meet five days a week for three hours a day. They spend part of the time working on learning objectives related to social and emotional health. They also work on academics of the …