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Teachers at a local school took an in-service day to try and better serve students.
A poverty workshop was held Thursday at St. Joseph school in Youngstown.
The program called Bridges out of Poverty was presented by Work Life Solutions.
The goal is to better inform teachers of the potential problems students have at home and how to counteract those problems in the classroom.
“The more a student is understood by their teacher, the more that relationship exists for learning as opposed to trying to punish them,” said Patti Wanat of Work Life Solutions. “These kids are ready to learn and the teachers are ready to teach them.”