Who We Are

Composed of leaders from education, science, government, and the private sector, the Commission reflects a wide range of perspectives and experiences. It is led by co-chairs Linda Darling Hammond, President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute and Charles E. Ducommun Professor Emeritus at Stanford University; Governor John Engler, President of the Business Roundtable and former Governor of Michigan; and Tim Shriver, Co-Founder and Chair of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and Chairman of the Special Olympics.

The Commission is committed to an inclusive and deliberative learning journey that meaningfully involves individuals with diverse viewpoints. Through field hearings, site visits, and expert testimony, the Commission will hear directly from those engaged in this work. Additionally, the Commission will be informed by Councils of Distinguished Scientists and Educators, a Youth Commission, a Parent Advisory Panel, and others.

See a list of Commissioners and other National Commission team members and read their biographies below. Invitations to the Councils are ongoing, and confirmed members will be added to this webpage in the coming weeks.