October 2020

Racism, Toxic Stress, and Education Policy

by Valentina Lagomarsino
figures by Olivia Foster Rhoades

Brain development takes a long time. In fact, the human brain isn’t considered fully developed until after 25 years of life! To ultimately develop a healthy brain architecture, the foundation has to be sturdy. Scientists have found that events that happen during childhood are the most indicative of how one’s brain develops. There are many childhood events that can interfere...

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