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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-language exercises during summer school at McAllum High School in Austin, Texas, Jul. 31, 2013.

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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