Schools Are Helping Devastated Japanese Communities Recover

Students say that getting back to something familiar—school—helps them deal with the stress of living in shelters and having lost loved ones.

Two months after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, communities in the affected areas are still struggling to get back to normal. And while nothing will ever be exactly the same again, the process of getting schools up and running and kids back to studying continues to help the process and have a therapeutic effect on students.

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