Schools putting emphasis on the ‘whole child,’ not just the student

Superintendent talks about the changing role of public schools, where ‘social emotional’ supports are critical

By Scott Pickering
Posted 3/22/19

What’s it take to teach a student in 2019? A lot more than it used to.

Superintendent of Schools Mario Andrade sent a clear message to parents, teachers, taxpayers and the public when …

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