Tenn. middle school credits better hallway behavior with turnaround

Educators at a Tennessee middle school say strict rules for transition time between classes have contributed to a schoolwide turnaround that includes improved behavior among students and increased school pride. A disciplinary merit and demerit system has helped reduce fights and loitering between classes and increased instructional time because students move quickly during transitions.

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