Ill. district creates common language on student behavior

03/20/2013 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

An Illinois school district is taking a proactive approach to encouraging positive behavior among elementary- and middle-school students, tasking a committee with studying student behavior and establishing a set of guiding principles. Under the program, Libertyville's Elementary School District 70 students are given specifics about the behavior expected of them in the hallway, cafeteria and elsewhere in school. The program relies on positive reinforcement and rewards students only when they go "above and beyond" expectations.

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