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Senators visit Paige to see PAX program in action
Posted on 05/31/2018
Senators visit Paige to see PAX Program in action

Senator Amedore and Senator Akshar spent some time at Paige Elementary School Thursday afternoon to learn about the PAX Good Behavior Game.    The purpose of the visit, arranged by the New York State  Education Department, is to highlight the stellar work that the school is doing to implement the program. 

The senators visited a classroom and participated in a PAX Good Behavior Game gallery walk.

PAX is an evidence-based program that promotes mental, emotional and behavioral health by teaching students how to self-regulate, self-control and self-manage.  The game teaches students to “flip on” their internal focus switch, which is required for learning, to work toward valued goals and to learn how to cooperate with each other in order to reach those goals.  The game also protects students against lifetime mental, emotional, behavioral and related physical illness for their futures and addresses bullying and key risk factors associated with substance abuse. 

Earlier this year MaryEllen Elia, commissioner of the New York State Education Department, visited Paige to witness the program and learn about outcomes.

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