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October 21, 2016
First Person: What the shift to restorative justice looked like in my KIPP school
When a student defaced our school with angry graffiti, we asked him direct questions in more than a dozen conferences. "Soft"? We ask to be judged by results.
July 27, 2016
Can ‘restorative justice’ happen in math class? One teacher’s idea
“It’s reminding them that everybody has a voice, it’s an inclusive community, and everybody’s thoughts are valid."
July 26, 2016
Yes, teachers do want safer schools, and ending suspensions is an important step
The lives of black youth matter, and we have to keep them in the classroom.
July 21, 2016
City will no longer suspend students in grades K-2, and releases a slew of new school crime data
Advocates largely praised the new policy, but stark racial disparities in school discipline persist.
May 11, 2016
Why should schools move away from suspensions? We asked student activists to weigh in
Over pizza one recent afternoon, a group of students from high schools that have adopted new discipline approaches explain what has changed.
April 21, 2016
De Blasio’s district-charter partnerships start with a focus on school discipline
The new partnerships — which the city expects to spend $18 million to support over the next four years — are one part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Equity and Excellence” plan.
April 20, 2016
As New York City’s suspension rate falls, some educators see a parallel dip in discipline
Some teachers say schools are not giving suspensions even when they're warranted, and their union says teachers need more training and support.
March 23, 2016
Effort to reduce suspensions triggers safety concerns in Indianapolis Public Schools
Eight months after Indianapolis Public Schools rolled out a new approach to discipline designed to reduce suspensions, expulsions and arrests, some teachers and community members…
the first draft
January 21, 2016
De Blasio’s spending plan would hike budgets at more than 650 schools
His $82.1 billion city budget proposal, released Thursday, shows how the city plans to achieve the education goals de Blasio laid out last fall.
January 19, 2016
In Bronx survey, struggling students explain what’s missing from school discipline debates
A survey of nearly 400 Bronxites found that students who struggle academically or socially at school are also more likely to get into trouble.
By the numbers
October 30, 2015
School suspensions fall sharply, but continue to land most heavily on black students
Schools gave out about 9,000 fewer suspensions in 2014-15 than in the previous academic year.
April 21, 2015
What Eva Moskowitz gets wrong about restorative discipline
A teacher turned discipline researcher says that, contrary to what Moskowitz argues, “restorative schools” achieve joy, safety, and learning while suspending few students.
February 16, 2015
Talk it out: Restorative justice techniques help school communities rethink approaches to discipline
Schools such as Nashville's Pearl-Cohn High School are getting positive results from programs addressing disciplinary issues through approaches based on resolution and reconciliation rather than just detention and suspension.
June 25, 2014
As discipline code revisions delayed, advocates want some suspensions banned
Advocates want the revised code to ban suspensions for Infraction B21, or “defying or disobeying authority.”
a different approach
June 23, 2014
As city prepares to rethink school discipline, a look at restorative justice programs in action
What do restorative justice practices look like in action at Validus Preparatory Academy?
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