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D.C. Schools Focus on Student Mental Health

Some schools are supporting students who come from high-stress, unhealthy environments by doing away with zero-tolerance discipline policies and implementing mindfulness training.

Students in Yvonne McDaniel's Reading English for Speakers of Other Languages, or ESOL, class participate in English-languag…

Some schools, like Houston Elementary in Northeast Washington, D.C., are supporting students who come from high-stress, unhealthy environments by doing away with zero-tolerance discipline policies and implementing mindfulness training. Some say such early interventions are critical and help young people perform better — both socially and academically — in school. (The Washington Post)

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