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October 1, 2018
Vol. 76
No. 2

Numbers of Note / Schools with Heart

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Social-emotional learning
82% of U.S. adults say it's important for schools to help students develop interpersonal skills, like being cooperative, respectful of others, and persistent at solving problems.
76% of adults would prefer funding for mental health services for students over armed guards in schools.
81% say it's important that schools offer art and music classes.
Source: From the 2018 (preview) and the 2017 PDK Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. Retrieved from

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