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News and Opinion Feb 13, 2019

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Speaks At “The School of The Future,” Hosted By GSVlabs

Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., spoke at “The School of The Future,” a conversation hosted by GSVlabs in San Mateo, CA and live-streamed at

Dr. Cantor was joined in the discussion by Nikhil Sinha (CEO, GSVlabs), Jim Shelton (Senior Advisor, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Partner, Amandla Enterprises) and Carlos Watson (CEO, OZY Media) to discuss how applying breakthroughs in the science of learning and development can help us re-imagine education to create schools where all students can thrive.

Jim Shelton, Pamela Cantor, M.D. and Carlos Watson at GSVlabs

Dr. Cantor concluded her presentation on an optimistic note:

“The message in the science is so optimistic. Genes are chemical followers. This is the biologic truth. Context shapes the expression of our energetic potential. Schools designed — as Benjamin Bloom said, using the levers of human development — such that what one child can do, all children can do under highly-favorable conditions — this is what Turnaround’s mission is dedicated to: a school designed to SEE and UNLEASH potential and ensure that each and every child thrives.”

Watch a recording of Dr. Cantor’s presentation:

Jump to the panel discussion featuring Jim Shelton, Carlos Watson and Dr. Cantor: