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News and Opinion May 9, 2019

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Speaks at Education Writers Association National Seminar

Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., was a featured panelist at the 72nd annual Education Writers Association National Seminar, hosted by Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Cantor spoke as part of the conference’s deep dive on “Educating the Whole Student,” in a panel discussion titled “Policy, Practice, and Brain Science,” which focused on “the what, where, why, and how of educating the whole student,” according to the seminar agenda.


Chester Finn, Jr., Laina Cox, Dr. Cantor, and Timothy Shriver at EWA 19


Joining Dr. Cantor on the panel were Laina Cox, Capital City Public Charter School (Washington, D.C.); Chester Finn, Jr., Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; and Timothy Shriver, Board Chair, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Laura Meckler, education reporter at The Washington Post, moderated the discussion.

During her opening remarks, Dr. Cantor stated:

“Skills exist in a potential state in all children. Talent is everywhere, it is not a bell curve. If we standardize an approach, it will work for some and not others, and hide the talents and skills of many.”