An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: ‘Circle Up!’

A restorative justice circle at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, Calif.

Districtwide, Oakland says the approach is working. The district says new, as-yet unpublished research shows the percentage of students suspended at schools that have fully adopted the program has dropped by half, from 34 percent in 2011-12 to just 14 percent in the following two years.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/12/17/347383068/an-alternative-to-suspension-and-expulsion-circle-up

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