Restorative Justice: FixSchoolDiscipline.org
Many teacher-powered teams choose to implement some element of Restorative Justice as part of their approach to discipline. FixSchoolDiscipline.org is a great way to learn about this concept.
According to the FixSchoolDiscipline.org About page:
“FixSchoolDiscipline.org is a comprehensive resource for school superintendents and principals, teachers, parents, students, community leaders, and organizations and anyone who is interested in learning about how to eliminate harsh, push-out discipline practices and put in place solutions that work for all students. Here, you can find the latest data and news about why the impacts that suspensions and expulsion have on students and school climate. You can also use our step-by-step tools to help you implement or advocate for supportive, inclusive discipline policies that hold students accountable and improve school climate and safety for all members of the school community.
FixSchoolDiscipline.org partners with 23 groups including youth-led, civil rights, crime prevention, education, community and children’s advocacy organizations. FixSchoolDiscipline.org is a project of Public Counsel, a pro-bono law firm that is a statewide education rights leader [California].”
Education Evolving and CTQ have partnered to create these resources for the Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative, which seeks to highlight successes around the country.
Visit the CTQ website to learn more about how CTQ brings educators and school system leaders together in other ways to improve public education for every student.