June 4, 2017

Editorial: In Worcester, a lesson in laundry and kindness

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Sometimes the simplest solutions can make the biggest difference.

School supplies don’t usually come with spin cycles and buzzers. But a washer and dryer installed at Sullivan Middle School this year have made a difference for some students.

The administration is impressed enough that four more schools are in line to get the appliances next year.

The idea is less absenteeism, better student self-esteem, dignity — and knocking down small problems head-on so that schools can address the big stuff of teaching academic fundamentals and shaping futures.

It’s working, according to Sullivan Middle Principal Josephine Robertson.


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