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US: School behavioral programs may improve grades

School-based programs that target students' emotional, social and decision-making skills are likely to also boost their academic achievement, a team of Washington researchers reports. Their findings suggest that more broadly focused interventions can have a wider-ranging effect than those that specifically target academic achievement. "Students with early discipline problems are likely to experience negative reactions from teachers and their peers and fewer opportunities to be engaged productively in school," Fleming told Reuters Health. He added that "students who thus feel less connected or bonded to school are likely to learn less and perform poorly."

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