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The best, and most recent, example of Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD) standards in action comes to us from Sue Kidd, coordinator of the Kansas Character Education Initiative. The state of Kansas took five years to develop its SECD standards and enlisted dozens of the nation's top character experts. The Kansas model  shows states the way forward through a well-developed model and steps to get started implementing SECD standards in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Our end goal is to integrate SECD into Pennsylvania's educational standards to promote positive and safe school climates.

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