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EdSource stories tagged with: Restorative Practices
October 18, 2022
A punitive approach to students' missteps does nothing to show them that adults care about them.
August 17, 2021
Teachers from West Contra Costa Unified will be reaching out to families one-on-one to address anxieties and ask about hopes for the next year.
February 12, 2019
Students and advocates are loudly protesting a plan to significantly cut staff from the popular initiative, which emphasizes alternatives to punitive discipline approaches like suspension and expulsion.
January 4, 2019
Many educators say restorative justice has transformed school climates. Others say it is over-hyped. A new study by the RAND Corp. lends support to both sides.
May 14, 2018
Augustus F. Hawkins High, which is situated at the crossroads of multiple gang territories, almost died at its birth. A commitment to restorative justice helped save it.
May 13, 2018
Many tout the practice as a groundbreaking alternative to zero-tolerance policies and a way to alleviate discipline disparities, while some say it's being oversold as a quick fix.
January 31, 2018
An estimated 1 in 4 schools in the state are implementing the approach.
July 24, 2017
The Kern High School District in the Central Valley admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to settle because changes in school discipline reflect current policies.
March 10, 2015
Standard School District Superintendent Paul Meyers writes how adopting a restorative justice approach reduced suspensions in a problematic middle school by more than 50%.
November 30, 2014
With a big push from the state’s new approach to education spending, many California school districts appear to be ramping up investments in positive approaches to discipline.