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Omaha district helps students learn how to be 'good humans'


November 3, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Olive Lowe has a plan.

If her 4-year-old sister yells at her, then Olive, a sixth grader, will ignore her. Or take a deep breath before she responds.

Olive crafted the "if-then" plan during a recent lesson in Lindsey Jagels' sixth grade class at Sunset Hills Elementary School.

The activity is part of a new curriculum introduced this year in the Westside Community Schools that some have dubbed "how to be a good human" lessons.

So far this school year, students in Jagels' class have learned about self-advocacy, how the brain works, different ways to train the brain and ho...

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