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Can schools really close the discipline gap?

California’s public schools have come under scrutiny for an increase in the so called “discipline gap.” Rates of suspension and other disciplinary practices have been shown to be higher for students of color and those with a disability compared to Caucasian students, leading to disparities in achievement. Can schools adopting restorative justice change all that? “The justice codes at public schools are beginning to change and become less based on criminal intent and based around getting to know students and helping them in any way to keep them away from suspensions.” An editorial is on Access Sacramento.

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This entry was posted on April 9, 2016 by in Access Sacramento, Print and tagged , .

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