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Emotional Intelligence

NPR'S Margot Adler reports that the public schools in New Haven, Connecticut have had their share of problems: high dropout rates...rampant teen pregnancy...the kind of urban disfunction that makes going to school really tough, for kids and teachers alike. Five years ago, in an effort to turn things around, the New Haven schools embarked on an ambitious experiment...one designed to teach kids the life skills they'd need to grow and develop as emotionally healthy adults...to acquire what some researchers have called "emotional literacy"...or "emotional intelligence."

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