High schools take new approaches to help stressed students

01/31/2013 | Washington Post, The

High schools nationwide are seeking to help stressed-out students by bringing in therapy dogs, teaching yoga and relaxation techniques, and offering evenings free of homework. Two high schools in Maine are offering massage therapy and other treatments, while high schools in other states are scheduling recess-style breaks for older students. Educators say the approaches are designed to help students slow down and give them time to cope with their hectic schedules.

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