9:00 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT

Past Event

The future of school-based social and emotional learning programs

A Future of Children Event with keynote remarks by Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills—the thinking, behavioral, and regulatory skills needed to interact effectively with others—are strongly associated with success in school and life. Because these skills are not only measurable, but also malleable, there is growing interest in research that demonstrates the effectiveness of school-based SEL programs, and in policies aimed at increasing their prevalence.

On Wednesday, May 31, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released the latest issue of The Future of Children—a journal that promotes effective, evidence-based policies and programs for children. The current issue, titled “Social and Emotional Learning,” focuses on the promise of school-based social and emotional learning programs to support children’s success. Following a presentation of the latest journal volume and policy brief, Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver gave keynote remarks and participated in a moderated discussion with Clark McKown, executive director of the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center. Shriver and McKown then took questions from the audience. The event concluded with an expert panel discussion of SEL programs.

Moderated discussion of policy brief and keynote