Some students have more than a backpack weighing them down

District adopts new social-emotional learning curriculum

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What is social-emotional learning?

“Social-emotional learning provides the opportunity for kids to acquire life-long skills in how to identify, understand, and manage their emotions. Not all kids come to school able to do that,” said Beth Mercer, a counselor Liberty Middle School.

Promotional video for the Second Step curriculum.

What about high school students?

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Sample of the Second Step curriculum’s weekly theme cards.
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