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New elementary school program hopes to improve EQ

Posted at 7:16 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 10:16:19-04

Experts say that mass shooters seem to have one thing in common: a low EQ or emotional intelligence. 

A new program at a local elementary school is hoping to improve student's EQ.

It's happening on the playgroun. Older students are being taught how to coach younger students. Playtime is structured so that the students can learn to get along, fewer children are left out, there are fewer injuries and arguments and the children are happier.

UNLV's School of Community Health Sciences says it not only makes school life better but it will also impact our communities.

The program was created by Playworks, a nonprofit that is now in over 1,300 schools.

Raising Canes paid for the program to come to Walter Bracken.