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Restorative justice in the classroom

Education | A study to reduce out-of-school suspension gets mixed results
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/23/19, 04:36 pm

Pittsburgh Public Schools reduced suspensions but reported troubling racial disparities in test scores following the recent implementation of a sweeping restorative justice initiative. A study of the program by the Rand Corporation, funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, found that “proactively improving relationships among students and staff and building a sense of community in classrooms and schools may make students less inclined to misbehave.”

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School at center of viral video clash reopens

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/23/19, 01:37 pm

A private Kentucky high school reopened Wednesday after closing one day earlier due to threats of violence over a viral video of a confrontation Saturday between members of its student body and Native American protesters in Washington, D.C. Administrators from the all-boys Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., told parents they were taking extra safety measures, including a heavy police presence, as classes resumed Wednesday morning.

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Court upholds German homeschooling ban

Education | A Christian family might appeal the ruling
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/16/19, 05:04 pm

A homeschooling family in Germany plans to appeal for an extraordinary judgment from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after suffering a significant setback last week. A seven-judge panel of the ECHR ruled Thursday that a German law against homeschooling did not violate the fundamental rights of the Wunderlich family.

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