by RAUL A. REYESAn angry teenager feels disrespected by a classmate and initiates a physical fight with another student. The resulting altercation disrupts a classroom lesson. Should these students be expelled? Or should they talk with one another, their fellow students, and a counselor about the consequences of their actions and how to make amends? Increasingly, school districts around the country are choosing the latter approach. Now a coalition of community organizations, educators, academics, and social justice leaders has released a new report to encourage such practices in schools. The groups, including the Advancement Project, Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Denver Public Schools, National Education Association, and collaborated as The Denver School-Based Restorative Practices Partnership to help promote restorative practices in Denver and beyond.
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