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News and Opinion Jan 25, 2021

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Mentioned in Sarasota Herald-Tribune Op-Ed

Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor M.D., was mentioned in an op-ed by Ralph Smith of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Address the learning-loss crisis” discusses the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, detailing the possible long-term consequences and which communities suffer the most negative impacts. The author cites Dr. Cantor when discussing the social and emotional consequences of school closures.

From the op-ed:

It is important to note that while unprecedented in magnitude, student learning loss is not the sole result of closing schools; the social and emotional consequences of the disruption have been enormous as well. Dr. Pam Cantor – the founder of Turnaround for Children – and many others are correct when they state that schools will have to prioritize resilience.

The article notes this resilience priority would need to include re-establishing routines, and further developing relationships within schools, and mentions efforts made by The Campaign for Grade Level Reading to slow learning loss in Florida communities.

Read the full article here.