Yakima elementary school cut behavior problems in half (VIDEO)

Elementary School Cuts Behavior ProblemsYAKIMA, Wash. — A school plagued with behavior problems found a way to turn things around in a short time. Adams Elementary here in Yakima added new rules, new rewards and new assistant teachers.

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"We had a large number of expulsions, well over 10 students that were actually sent to other schools," said fifth grade teacher, Jerris Hayden.

Teachers and administrators began to make some changes to the rules.
"There were about seven of them," said teacher, Katie Mirkovich. "They were really wordy. Kids didn’t really know what they were. They wouldn’t be able to repeat them to you."

Full story of school behavior problems at KIMATV.com

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