Minn. Schools Avoid Saying, ‘Go See the Principal’

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Often the last resort of frustrated teachers, the command “Go to the principal’s office” is dreaded by students.

But Minnesota schools are trying new ways to keep students in the classroom and out of trouble.

State education officials are training teachers to better help students understand how to behave in school and encouraging principals to come up with alternatives to suspension. It’s all part of a Minnesota Department of Education initiative called Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, or PBIS, Minnesota Public Radio reported.

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