Student behavior improves at 6 targeted Chicago schools

May 27, 2010
District CEO says anti-violence initiative is working

From The Chicago Sun-Times: Reports of serious student behavior problems have dropped 77 percent at six targeted Chicago schools -- and district CEO Ron Huberman is crediting a $60 million anti-violence initiative. Other district officials attributed the improvement to everything from the "Hawthorne effect'' -- the tendency of people to work harder merely because they are being studied -- to increased conversations about safety.

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