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Singer Songwriter & Vocal Coach, Lizanne Hennessey - Voice Coach

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Kindness can decrease the drop-out rate in schools.

I just stumbled upon this article today about a school in Walla Walla, WA, USA, where a new approach to school discipline is having a remarkable effect on the dropout/suspension rate:

http://acestoohigh.com/2012/04/23/lincoln-high-school-in-walla-walla-wa-tries-new-approach-to-school-discipline-expulsions-drop-85/

We talk a lot here about education, and about communication with each other. Kids need space and freedom to talk about what's going on with them, especially when they 'misbehave' and there is any possibility of suspension or dropping out. Something this simple, the act of just 'listening', shows kindness and understanding that kids need to stay in school.

Kindness can decrease the drop-out rate in schools.
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