Many schools across the nation are experiencing persistently high rates of suspension and expulsion for students of color and students with special needs. At the same time, schools are actively seeking ways to transform how they elicit student cooperation, manage conflict, and ensure a high-quality education for diverse students. Renowned national expert Dr. Anne Gregory offered a synthesis of the latest knowledge about reform efforts in school discipline and highlight programming to prevent conflict and intervene constructively once conflict has occurred. Specifically, described the basic tenets of restorative justice initiatives in schools and the practices of community-building circles and restorative conferences.
If you weren’t able to attend this presentation in person (or even if you were there!), please consider viewing this video of the recent presentation by Dr. Anne Gregory.