Oasis Middle School adopts SEL curriculum based on CASEL framework


On May 1, 2023, the principal of Oasis Middle School in Florida sent an email to parents explaining that the school would be adopting the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum “Suite360” that “is fully aligned with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Framework.” Students will receive “approximately one lesson each week.”

The principal explained that the school was adopting an SEL curriculum based on CASEL.

CASEL is an organization that works with school districts throughout the country to use SEL in an effort to push “equity” and “social justice” in education. On July 1, 2020, CASEL promoted “racial justice” in discussing its roadmap for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. In explaining the importance of the reopening process for schools, the organization stated that “this moment called on all members of our school communities to deepen our social and emotional competencies and create equitable learning environments where all students and adults process, heal, and thrive.” CASEL also published a video in 2020 titled “SEL As a Lever for Equity and Social Justice.”

CASEL promotes “racial justice” in its roadmap for reopening schools.