When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 9:00 — 11:00 a.m. EDT
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 increase their prevalence.
On Wednesday, May 31, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution will release 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 Committee President Timothy Shriver will give keynote remarks. After his remarks, a panel of experts will discuss SEL programs and take questions from the audience.