Schools

  • Ted Wachtel delivering remarks at IIRP accreditation celebrationIIRP President Ted Wachtel writes:

    I sent a letter to the editors of the The New York Times responding to its May 29, 2013, editorial about "The School-to-Prison Pipeline."

    "I was...

  • This video, in Catalan with English subtitles, portrays a project to implement restorative practices across sectors in the Son Gotleu neighborhood of the city of Palma on the...


  • Restorative practices helped Joe get on the right path. “Restorative practices helped me look at what I did wrong instead of always blaming other people,” says Joe RoyEighteen-year-old Joe Roy has been on a bumpy journey, but now he’s...


  • Photo by Jim Capaldi at Flickr Creative Commons.Photo by Jim Capaldi at Flickr Creative Commons

    "Drawing from both liberal and conservative values, restorative practices cultivate a society based on participation and mutual...

  • I've featured IIRP's work with City Springs Public Charter School (K-8) in Baltimore, Maryland, a number of times in the past. Now, in this 6-minute segment from Voice of...

  • Screen Shot 2013-05-17 at 4.50.12 PMThe following are excerpts from a recent article published in School Nurse News by Laura Mirsky, IIRP Assistant Director for Communications.


    Kathleen Hawkins, a school nurse...

  • Screen Shot 2013-05-15 at 2.51.31 PMAs a recipient of the Anika Foundation Scholarship, Sam Kourakis came to North America for five weeks to study restorative practices with the IIRP and a number of schools...

  • Youth United for Change (YUC) describes itself as "a youth-led, democratic organization made up of youth of color and working class communities, with the 'people' and political power...

  • Photo by USAG Humphreys at Flickr Creative CommonsPhoto by USAG Humphreys at Flickr Creative Commons

    "Hurt people hurt people: Helped people help people," write Angela Dornai and Dorothy Vaandering in an article in the March/April...


  • "Test Tube" by Jason Hickey at Flickr Creative Commons."Test Tube" by Jason Hickey at Flickr Creative Commons.

    I noticed a story last week about a Florida teen who was expelled from school for a science experiment gone wrong. This case is...

  • Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 3.00.11 PMThe House of Representatives of the state of Louisiana, USA, is the latest state governing body to consider adopting a law to change disciplinary codes in its schools. Stop Bullying...

  • Moment of silence for Boston bombing victims. Photo by Rebecca Hildreth at Flick Creative CommonsMoment of silence for Boston bombing victims. Photo by Rebecca Hildreth at Flick Creative Commons

    Pierre R. Berastaín, a student at Harvard Divinity School, proposes that restorative...

  • Screen Shot 2013-04-19 at 1.34.18 PMIIRP Latin America always get the best photos. In the past couple days they've posted two albums to facebook with students young and old.

    IIRP Latin America's director Jean Schmitz...

  • Screen Shot 2013-04-17 at 2.15.09 PMIn a sprawling school district in northeast Ontario, Canada, with six secondary and 18 primary schools, restorative practices have not only reduced suspensions, but also helped change...

  • Last week I posted a link to a new report issued by the Civil Rights Project at University of California, Los Angeles, ”Out of School & Off Track: The Overuse of Suspensions in...

  • Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 3.00.15 PMTerry O'Connell has a chapter, called "Conflict and Relationships: Restorative Ways of Building Community," in a new book titled Peace in Action: Practices, Policies and Perspectives...

  • Photo by Michael Stravato for the New York TimesPhoto by Michael Stravato for the New York TimesPhiladelphia youth activists explain and critique the school-to-prison pipeline in On Blast, a seven-minute podcast. Their description...