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Pinellas County Schools Try 'Restorative' Approach to Deal with Racial Disparities - The Tampa Bay Times

After a 2015 investigation finding that African-American students in Pinellas County were significantly more likely to be suspended, the county began implementing a restorative justice approach to school discipline. Read more.
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School Suspensions Hurt Whole Community, Not Just the Student, Research Shows - Youth Today

In this opinion piece, University of Delaware professor Aaron Kupchik writes about the impact of school suspensions on both the student and the community. According to research, suspended students are at greater risk of dropping out of school…