Hampstead Hill Academy in Baltimore, Maryland has actively incorporated “restorative justice” into their school’s culture, a model that involves holding structured conversations to facilitate relationships and reconciliation.
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The Washington Post By Anne Gearan Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered a barbed and unmistakable message to rival Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday: Do not expect to show up at the last minute and claim African American voting support […]
The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice recently hosted teams of superintendents, principals, and teachers from across the country for “Rethink Discipline,” a day-long conference at the White House on creating positive school climates and implementing effective discipline practices.
A new report by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, a nonprofit policy group, shows that states and school districts can cut down on suspensions and unwarranted arrests at school within relatively short periods without sacrificing safety or disrupting the school environment.
The Council of State Governments issued its School Discipline Consensus Report last week. It comes on the heels of a mountain of research on the “school to prison pipeline.” It is one more significant step in clarifying the practice of school discipline.
Susan Ferriss at The Center for Public Integrity noted the report “encourages schools and lawmakers to embrace ideas such as conflict resolution and counseling – rather than suspensions, expulsions and forcing kids into juvenile court for infractions as minor as cursing or shoving matches.”
A prominent state lawmakers’ advisory group issued a major report Tuesday warning of the “school to prison” pipeline and offering multiple alternatives to harsh school discipline and police crackdowns on students.
A new report released this week by the CSG Justice Center gives our state a roadmap for moving forward and ensuring Texas children are staying in school and learning rather than being removed for minor offenses.
Changing school discipline policies to minimize the use of “zero tolerance” practices that lead to suspensions and expulsions could improve learning for all students, according to a new report.
As states and school boards consider new policy recommendations on school discipline released by the Council of State Governments, community leaders with the Dignity in Schools Campaign call on policymakers to pay particular attention to reducing racial disparities in suspensions and expulsions and limiting the role of law enforcement in our schools.