Turnaround for Children
Too many students are behind in school and too many schools don’t know what to do about it. Science is key to understanding the problem and key to the solution.
By studying the impact of adversity on the developing brain, Turnaround for Children is on to something big. It is connecting the dots between poverty, stress and academic performance.
Turnaround translates the science that explains the impact of stress on learning and behavior into tools and strategies that teachers and administrators can use to cultivate a safe environment, reduce stress, increase engagement in learning and accelerate healthy student development and academic achievement.
Turnaround acts as a catalyst for change by raising awareness about and addressing the challenges that affect any school facing adversity, particularly those in high-poverty communities.
Over the past 15 years, the non-profit has grown from an idea into an organization with an $11 million annual operating budget and over 60 employees. Currently, Turnaround partners with 10 schools in New York City, Newark, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. serving more than 4,000 students and 450 teachers. In the coming school year, Turnaround will expand its reach via partnerships with KIPP DC and District of Columbia Public Schools by providing hands-on professional support, coaching and training sessions to leadership teams and educators.
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