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Pamela Cantor Testifies on Social Emotional Learning and Whole-Child Approaches in K-12 Education

Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor Pamela Cantor, M.D. testified on Social and Emotional Learning and Whole-Child Approaches in K-12 Education to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

Dr. Cantor was joined by LPI‘s Linda Darling-Hammond, CASEL‘s Tim Shriver and AEI‘s Max Eden as witnesses for the hearing with the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Witnesses outlined why attention and resources from policymakers should be allocated towards designing education systems that address the social, emotional, cognitive and academic needs of students, while offering approaches and strategies that center whole-child education.

Dr. Cantor’s testimony covered the scientific basis for whole-child design, explored how current education systems fail to meet to needs of students, and explained the Essential Guiding Principles for Equitable Whole-Child Design and how these principles can be translated into policy pillars to transform education going forward.

Watch a full recording of the session here. Read a full transcript of Representative Rosa DeLauro’s opening statement here.

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