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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. more

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