Houston Matters

For Discipline, School Uses ‘Healing Circles’ Instead of Harsh Punishment

A conference being held at the University of Houston tomorrow will focus on a program that educators say will keep more students in school. The program is called restorative justice, and it aims to resolve conflicts within the school by creating a dialogue between teachers and students. It’s meant to serve as an alternative to suspension and […]

A conference being held at the University of Houston tomorrow will focus on a program that educators say will keep more students in school. The program is called restorative justice, and it aims to resolve conflicts within the school by creating a dialogue between teachers and students. It’s meant to serve as an alternative to suspension and expulsion.

Houston Public Media’s Education Reporter Laura Isensee recently visited a school in Spring Branch, where students and teachers are already putting the program into practice. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll hear what she learned, and talk with a teacher and student who have taken part in it.

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