Our City, Our Schools

A look at city investments in education

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About Our City, Our Schools

The series highlights levy-funded programs from pre-K through high school. Host Brian Callanan talks with everyone from principals to preschoolers about the Families and Education Levy's successes and its challenges. Is the investment paying off? How are levy programs improving student achievement? What are the benchmarks for measuring the levy's effectiveness?

Our City, Our Schools: Social and Emotional Learning
Our City, Our Schools: Social and Emotional Learning

How do students' emotions impact their academic achievement? Seattle Public Schools is using an approach known as RULER to help students and teachers Recognize, Understand, Label, Express and Regulate emotions. Host Brian Callanan interviews RULER co-creator Marc Brackett and profiles the RULER program at Graham Hill Elementary, South Shore K-8 and Olympic Hills Elementary for a comprehensive look at how teaching emotional smarts can help boost academic success. This segment is part of the Our City, Our Schools special series, which offers an up-close look at Seattle Families and Education levy-funded programs designed to increase student success in school.  Gain more insight on your feelings with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence's Mood Meter App -- mentioned in the show.