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An Alternative School Is Opening for Kids With Behavior Issues — Some as Young as 5

September 26, 2019

By: Donna St. George

Source: The Washington Post

 The walls need paint, the floors are bare and it could be November before children are seated in classrooms. But here, in Southern Maryland, Kimberly Hill sees her surroundings as a solution to increasingly disruptive behavior by the very young.

This space will soon become an alternative school — the kind of separate setting often geared to teenagers who have gotten into trouble. But this one is for the littlest learners, children just beginning school: 5, 6 or 7 years old, in kindergarten and first and second grades.

Critics find the idea appalling.

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