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Is building more connected school communities key to stemming violence?

December 6, 2018

“Emotionally healthy, well-adjusted youth don’t tear through their classrooms armed with weaponry,” Perry writes before detailing the CDC’s four main pillars for school connectedness: adult support, positive peer groups, a welcoming school environment, and student commitment to education.

What Perry describes as “school connectedness” could also easily be categorized as social-emotional learning (SEL), a growing trend in the K-12 arena.

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