How to Change the World #KeepUsInClassrooms — 5 Comments

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  2. What are they proposing doing instead of suspensions? I know a child who was never expelled but was strongly encouraged not to return to several elementary schools.

    • With the schools we’ve been working with, they already have some plans in place. The buzzwords, here, seem to be “restorative justice” and “social and emotional wellbeing” and “trauma-informed care,” but there are some other concepts floating around as well.

      If I were advocating for one particular child, instead of a school-level policy change, I’d start by looking into what it takes to get an Individualized Education Program (IEP). There are problems with that, too, but it can trigger a team of people (including the parents and the child) to look at what it would take for this child to succeed in school.

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