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Sat Sep 1, 2018, 12:08 AM

Here's a Principal who knows how to relate!

https://thegrio.com/2018/08/19/akbar-cook-west-side-high-school-newark-bullying/

Newark principal’s fresh approach to bullying involves washing machines and detergent

A Newark, N.J., high school principal is going the extra mile to support his students who are being bullied—and the community is embracing his actions.

Akbar Cook, principal of the city’s West Side High School, has installed a laundry room for students that he says were being teased and chastised because they were showing up to school in dirty school uniforms. Some of these students were becoming chronic absentees—missing three to five days of school per month—out of shame, Cook told ABC 7 Eyewitness News.

Cook shared this situation with the MCJ Amelior Foundation, which has adopted the school and pays for some of its programs. The PSEG Foundation was present during that conversation and provided a $20,000 grant to pay for the five washing machines and five dryers, as well as renovation advice, NJ.com reported.

The community has responded with vigor, donating laundry detergents and dryer sheets so that students facing challenges can do their laundry at school for free.

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Sat Sep 1, 2018, 01:05 AM

1. Uuuum



Kudos to the principle and the community.

No child should go through this.

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Sat Sep 1, 2018, 01:37 AM

2. Things as simple as feeling fresh and clean can

make a big difference in ones self respect.

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