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Carrots, Not Sticks: Schools Launch New Method of Discipline

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A vegetable and herb garden at Anne Beers Elementary School.
Alice Ollstein
A vegetable and herb garden at Anne Beers Elementary School.

Does the carrot work better than the stick when it comes to maintaining order in public schools? Some D.C. elementary schools are betting it will. They're implementing a model that rewards students for good behavior and supports them if they struggle. Alice Ollstein takes us inside a school that's upending its discipline model, one student at a time.

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