Le Grand High team to showcase restorative justice at White House

BY BRIANNA CALIX | bcalix@mercedsunstar.com  Le Grand High School restorative justice leaders will travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend to show White House officials how their program could be a national model for reducing suspensions and expulsions and helping prevent students from ending up in prison. The school has hosted a restorative justice conference for several…

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Merced County Resident work towards safer, healthier neighborhoods

Highlights Violence can affect even those not directly involved, especially young children, experts say Local schools practice modern conflict-resolution methods to steer away from violence Community groups agree collaboration from all sectors is needed to improve safety Le Grand High School junior, 16 speaks with friends during a meeting of the Restorative Justice League at…

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The values of Restorative Justice.

BY SCOTT SCAMBRAY MUHSD Superintendent This is an exciting time for California educators. The Local Control Funding Formula is arguably the biggest change to hit California schools in the last 50 years – maybe ever – and completely overhauls how schools are funded, and how students receive resources and services. Meanwhile, thanks to the Common…

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Merced Schools See the Benefits of Restorative Justice

By Ana B. Ibarra  MercedSunStar.com High school officials in Merced County are taking a new approach at improving discipline policies on campuses, and that approach is showing a significant improvement in student participation and wellness, according to a new report. Restorative justice policies, which focus on non-adversarial and dialogue-based decisionmaking, are proving to be more…

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