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Merced County high schools see the benefits of restorative justice discipline model

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By Ana Ibarra of The Sacramento Bee High school officials in Merced County are taking a new approach at improving discipline policies on campuses, and that approach is showing a significant improvement in student participation and wellness, according to a new report. Restorative justice policies, which focus on non-adversarial and dialogue-based decisionmaking, are proving to be

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Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Rethinking ‘Zero Tolerance’

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By Bryce Wilson Stuki of the American Prospect Before 2006, when Debora Borges-Carrera became the principal at Kensington Creative & Performing Arts High School (KCAPA) in north Philadelphia, the school was the scene of pandemonium. Not a day seemed to go by without a fight in the concrete stairwell. Kids sent to the principal’s office

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