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New Study Finds Less Bullying in Schools with Wider Age Range

After studying reports from 90,000 students in more than 500 New York City schools, researchers concluded that bullying is less a problem in schools with students of wide-ranging ages.

Fourth and fifth grade students at the Austin Discovery School.

After studying reports from 90,000 students in more than 500 New York City schools, researchers from Syracuse and New York universities concluded that bullying is less a problem in schools with students of wide-ranging ages such as K-8 than in schools with just a few grades. The study’s authors concede that while a “wholesale reorganization” of the nation’s schools would be costly, urban school districts undergoing major shifts in enrollment or looking for efficiencies may find opportunities to adopt K-8 models. (The Atlantic)

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