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Turnaround for Children connects the dots between science, adversity and school performance to catalyze healthy student development and academic achievement.

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The Science of Adversity

Dr. Pamela Cantor explores the impact of stress on learning.

Turnaround raises awareness about and addresses the challenges that affect any school facing adversity, particularly those in high-poverty communities.


Tools and Design

Develop tools based on research and practice that can be implemented in schools and school districts.


Proof and Practice

Partner with high-poverty public schools to produce environments that accelerate healthy student development and academic achievement.


Systemic Impact

Share insights and resources to help others understand and adopt practices to address the impact of adversity on learning.

Science explains the connection between poverty and performance – it is key to understanding the problem and also key to the solution.

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Tools for Educators

Our tools and insights are in service of equity, rooted in science, tested in schools and transferable to any classroom facing adversity.

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