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Pittsburgh: Social/emotional learning needed for PreK students attacking teachers

Oct 26, 2017, CBS Pittsburgh: PPS Superintendent Promises Changes Following Assaults On Teachers http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/10/26/superintendent-promises-changes-following-teacher-assaults/ Dr. Anthony Hamlet visited Pittsburgh King PreK-8 Thursday morning. The visit came after two teachers were involved in run-ins with students in the past ten days. Dr. Hamlet promises change is coming at Pittsburgh King. “We are going to expedite some things here based on some things here, based on some things that occurred. We have already moved to hire individuals that’s going to seek out programming for social and emotional learning,” Dr. Hamlet said. He confirmed a second incident at the school happened this week, but was cautious with what he could say. “It involves a student and a teacher and it’s an ongoing investigation right now to make sure that when those things happen we’ve got to look at both sides of that, do an investigation. Until then, we can’t talk about it,” he said. .. “Some social and emotional issues that they might have, some trauma that they’ve gone through, so we have an approach right now…not just looking at academics, understanding some outside environmental factors may affect students behavior,” Hamlet said. …