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improve aboriginal graduation rates

By Gaeil Farrar

Something as simple as a greeting can help aboriginal students develop a sense of belonging when they attend school away from home, School District 27 principal Joe Pearce says.

And that in turn, can improve achievement, he says.

“We know there is a very strong correlation between having a sense of belonging and high levels of achievement,” Pearce says, noting students came from rural communities like Anahim Lake.

“Sometimes it’s called culture shock, so the task for schools is to create cultures where those kinds of attachments can naturally develop.”

Read the original article at: Williams Lake Tribune

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