Calming schools by focusing on well-being of troubled students
from The New York Times
Turnaround for Children is a nonprofit that works with schools to help meet students' psychological and emotional needs. The organization's approach occupies a middle ground between the educators and politicians who believe schools should be more like community centers, and the education-reform movement, with its no-excuses mantra. For schools in tough neighborhoods where many principals say they can barely see their teachers' work through the fog of students' extreme behavior, Turnaround offers a whole-child model that requires the hiring of social workers and the training of teachers in how to respond to outbursts in ways other than sending children to the principal's office.
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