restorative justice

The End Of Juvenile Prison With Nell Bernstein

In the book Burning Down the House, author and journalist Nell Bernstein discusses the unfairness and harm done by childhood incarceration. Throughout the book, she talks with young people involved in system, exploring how it has impacted their development; and that’s what she did in-person at Youth Radio earlier this month.

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The Link Between Suspension And Dropout

I remember the first student I ever suspended. He was 13 years old. It started off as a minimal disruption. He was stealing pencils from other students at his table. That turned into breaking pencils. Then, stealing homework.

I’ve been out of the classroom for three years now, and for the past year, I’ve been following teachers, students and school districts, trying to understand the latest research on school suspension and its effects down the line.

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