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What's New In High School? Stress Reduction 101

News & Features Tovia Smith · ·
Students Gabby Venuto (left) and Julia Cohen let off some steam during some of the expanded downtime meant to ease the stress on students at the Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The school also eliminated AP classes a few years ago -- a bold move that administrators say hasn't hurt students' college prospects.