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Ohio: "Increasing concerns about ...the discipline of students"

Aug 7, 2017, Cleveland.com: Calling All Readers: What is the best way to handle student discipline in schools? http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/08/calling_all_readers_what_is_th.html In covering statewide education issues the last few years, I have heard increasing concerns about how schools handle the discipline of students. While some people complain about a lack of order in schools, outcry over schools suspending students for minor infractions under "zero tolerance" policies has reached the state school board and legislature. Many states are even starting to make student discipline statistics important parts of their school and district report cards. Here in Ohio, schools are rethinking how they deal with problem students. More and more schools now want to avoid suspending students and are reserving that punishment as a last resort. Cleveland was just part of a national study of how "Social and Emotional Learning," teaching kids about conflict resolution and how to manage emotions, can improve behavior and learning. And some schools are even trying "restorative justice" approaches, which focus less on punishment than on having students try to make amends after working through why their behavior may have been hurtful to others. What do you think? ...