- In a Chicago public school, we've found a better way than guns to keep the peace: Magdalena Pagan, an educator in Chicago's West Side, writing in the Chicago Sun Times, makes the case for arming schools - with restorative practices.
- Restorative practices play a vital role in San Francisco classrooms: San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Vincent Matthews, writing in the San Francisco Examiner, explains how.
- Pinellas County schools try 'restorative' approach to deal with racial disparities: Using trainers trained by the IIRP, the Florida district aims to implement restorative practices district-wide.
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools replacing suspensions with ‘restorative’ conversations: Three years into the project, out-of-school suspensions have dropped 72%.
- How to practice restorative justice in schools: Education Week‘s Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo examines restorative practices and what it looks like in schools.
- New York City school suspensions fell 17% in 2014-15, officials say: The New York Times reports that the city plans to spend $3 million on restorative practices implementation to further reduce this figure.
- In school discipline, intervention may work better than punishment: The Seattle Times takes an in-depth look at the use of restorative practices in schools across the country.
- Making misbehavior a teachable moment: San Francisco United School District Superintendent Carlos A. Garcia describes restorative practices in a San Francisco Examiner opinion piece.
- A front page article in the Toronto Star looked at the success of restorative practices in Toronto public schools.
- “Voices in the Family” radio show features discussion on restorative practices in a Philadelphia middle school.
- Discipline infractions drop at Freedom and Liberty high schools (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania).
Read more at the IIRP Press Page.
Schools resolve conflict by getting kids to talk things out - opens in new window (PBS News Hour)
In this 9-minute video, students, teachers and administrators from West Philadelphia High School explain the impact of restorative practices implementation.
Teachers and administrators at Pinellas County Public Schools in Florida share what they appreciate about restorative practices talking circles.
SaferSanerSchools™ Instructor Lee Rush talks about how restorative practices and bullying prevention may work together.
A Milwaukee school shares how they are working with students and staff to take responsibility for implementing talking circles.
Beyond Zero Tolerance documents the implementation of restorative practices in several schools in the U.S.A., the Netherlands, and Hull, England.
Voice of America looks at the impact of the SaferSanerSchools™ program at a school in Baltimore, Maryland.
SaferSanerSchools™ was launched in San Francisco Unified in a number of pilot schools after which the IIRP trained trainers who have continued to roll out restorative practices across the district. (Video by Mark Wieser of Treehouse Digital Video for SFUSD.)
Peel School District in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how restorative practices can be used as an integral part of teaching and learning.