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Akron, OH: Verbal/physical assaults by students against teachers has 'noticeably intensified'

Jan 7, 2018, Akron Beacon Journal: New parent-training program coming to Summit County to help control “difficult” kids https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/breaking-news-news/new-parent-training-program-coming-to-summit-county-to-help-control-difficult-kids Local organizations are joining forces to give parents the tools they need to gain control over their troubled children. Pastoral Counseling Service, a nonprofit mental health agency, is hosting a free breakfast with community members and leaders Wednesday to begin discussing its countywide implementation of the Parent Project. ... The Parent Project comes to the area at a time when the number of verbal and physical assaults by students against others in Akron Public Schools has “noticeably intensified” in the past year, according to a newsletter from the Akron Education Association teachers union. Punching, kicking, biting and name-calling are just some of the problematic classroom behaviors that teachers reported to the union in the last three months of 2017. …