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News and Opinion Jun 7, 2016

Board Member Sheila Walker’s Article in The Washington Post

Sheila Walker in The Washington Post

Children living in poverty often are exposed to high levels of constant stress that can be debilitating, not only in terms of their physical health but also their ability to learn. So what are schools to do?

In ‘Toxic Stress’ in the Classroom: How a Public Health Approach Could Help, Sheila Ohlsson Walker, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a member of Turnaround for Children’s board of directors and Melissa Steel King, Associate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners, share both experience and research to explain the need to create healthy and positive environments for students to succeed.

Read their piece in the Washington Post here.