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Rethinking School Discipline

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.

Educators Gather at the White House to Rethink School Discipline

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.

Editorial: A Better Approach to School Discipline

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.

School Discipline Reform: A Model for Bottom-Up Improvement

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.”

Op-ed: More Reform Needed in School Discipline

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.