By John Fensterwald, EdSource, October 28, 2019
Tim Shriver, a leading figure for three decades in social and emotional learning, is optimistic about the burgeoning interest in the field.
“This is the most opportune time I’ve seen for us as educators to make significant improvements in the quality of life for children and the quality of learning outcomes for all children,” he said in an interview with EdSource.
Shriver is the chairman of the Special Olympics, which his mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, started a half-century ago. He and California State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond co-chaired the National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development, which this year released its report From A Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope.