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Restorative Justice in Schools: Highlights of Research and Practice in the U.S.

In this archived webinar, WestEd’s Anthony Petrosino and Sarah Guckenburg describe their research on restorative justice, a non-punitive approach for dealing with conflict that’s transforming the disciplinary approaches in a growing number of schools. Petrosino and Guckenburg conducted interviews in the field, surveyed practitioners nationwide, and conducted a comprehensive literature review on restorative justice practices in the United States.

Discipline that Does No Harm: Improving Academic Outcomes for African-American Male Students

The prevalence of disciplinary practices that negatively impact African-American male students was reported in March 2012 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This report found that African-American male students are 3.5 times more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their White peers. According to the OCR report, African-American male students made up only 18% of the students in the data sample, but represent 35% of the students suspended once, 46% of those suspended more than once, and 39% of students expelled. This webinar hosted by, Dr.

Learning Environments that Promote Positive Youth Development and Success for African American Male Students

In his book Walking the Equity Talk, A Guide for Culturally Courageous Leadership in School Communities, Dr. Browne has defined the components of school environments that nurture positive youth development, and the seven major actions that culturally courageous leaders must take to create and maintain such environments. Dr. Browne draws from his book to describe those learning conditions, organizational structures, and factors within the social and cultural climate in schools that nurture the positive development of African American male students.

High Quality Instruction that Promotes Learning and Achievement for African American Male Students

Presenter: Dr. Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) Executive Director and Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University. This archived webinar provides information about the instructional practices that make a difference as well as discusses strategies for changing instructional practices in schools.

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