The Louisville Story
Kentucky's Jefferson County Public Schools are using an initiative for social and emotional education to help students become better learners while developing the skills necessary to become self-aware, caring, and connected to others. CARE for Kids, now in its second year in the school district, is an ambitious homegrown program whose success in enriching school culture, reducing discipline issues, and boosting academic performance -- and is being held up by experts as a national model.
Literacy teacher Robben Seadler makes a point each morning at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School to greet every student by name.
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