Restorative Justice in Schools: Benefits and Complications

By June Naureckas, CEI Intern Psychological researchers have recommended the integration of restorative justice into middle and high schools for decades. Recent attempts to do just that have been proven to reduce racial and class-based disparities in suspension rates.  Tenets of Restorative Justice Restorative justice was originally developed as a means of overhauling the criminal[…]

Compassionate School Policies

By June Naureckas, CEI Intern Both in-school and out-of-school suspensions can lead to students dropping out and have life-long consequences on their economic success. Some school districts are finding alternative disciplinary actions that are less harmful to students and more effective at improving their behavior. The Cost of Suspension A 2016 study by the UCLA’s[…]