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Missouri's proposed fix for disruptive student behavior

Poor classroom behavior is pushing some teachers out of the profession. The Missouri state education department wants to implement learning standards that include self-awareness, respect and empathy.

Since the COVID-19 school closures, student behavior that disrupts classrooms has reportedly grown worse, teachers report. To find out why and how the state plans to help correct it KCUR's Up To Date spoke with Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's school counseling and student wellness coordinator Chrissy Bashore and Jen Foster, who's on the social-emotional learning standards work group at the University of Missouri's eMINTS National Center.

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