The Center for Academic Resiliency Research (CARR) will further the understanding of the role social emotional learning, resiliency, and/or other affective methods of learning has on students’ academic performance. CARR’s primary goal is to build advocacy between policy and decision makers in education. Research initiatives will identify and investigate promising practices focused on non-cognitive factors related to K-12 and secondary academic success and/or failure.
CARR was founded to build advocacy for social-emotional learning among key members of
the education community including policy makers, educators, researchers, community leaders,
and districts and schools. A central goal is to further the existing research on social emotional
learning and how building non-academic resiliency skills contributes to improved academic
performance and graduation rates.