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The Problem with Punishment: Restorative Justice and Equity in School Discipline

On April 12, 2018, at John Witherspoon Middle School, Dr. Anne Gregory of Rutgers University shared her research on restorative justice.  Restorative justice is an alternative method of treating students who are perceived to be defiant, disrespectful, and insubordinate. Instead…

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The Problem with Punishment: Restorative Justice and Equity in School Discipline, April 12, 2018

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When Black Children are Targeted for Punishment

In their op ed, Derrick Darby and John L. Rury’s review disproportionate discipline in schools by race, across the nation and through history.  Click here to read the complete piece.

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Racism can be difficult to prove, but I think it happened to me

When she was singled out during the fire drill for talking, while many of her classmates were doing the same, Amariah Woodson, age 14, just felt embarrassed. It was later that she wondered if it had anything to do with…

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The hidden racism of school discipline

Vox Education provides seven charts to illustrate the results of studies that “have found black students are punished more often and more harshly than their white peers.”

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