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Sharp fall in number of violent pupils expelled or suspended in Glasgow
article by Andrew Denholm in HeraldScotland.com:
The number of cases where violent or abusive pupils have been suspended or expelled from state-run secondary schools in Scotland’s largest local authority has plummeted in the past year to its lowest-ever level, The Herald can reveal.
Book Review: Discipline that restores
Reviewed by Dan Van Ness
Discipline that Restores is an important and valuable addition to the growing wealth of books on restorative justice in schools. As I will discuss later, the core of the book would be very useful in many contexts, not just schools. But that is the institution the Claassens had in mind as they wrote.
Number of excluded pupils in Wokingham has dropped
The number of children expelled from Wokingham schools for bad behaviour has dropped by 30 per cent, but work to keep pupils in education is ongoing.
The latest figures from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) reveal there were 30 permanent exclusions from Wokingham schools, most of which are secondary, in 2007/08.
This is a drop from the 43 children who were excluded in 2005/06.
Video Review: An Introduction to Restorative Practices at Endeavour High School
by Kate Strong
This video describes the positive results of restorative practices implemented in a school with behavioral and performance problems in England.
Endeavour High School in Hull, England, had a very bad reputation in its community and the larger educational system. In addition, socioeconomic conditions made it difficult for students to participate positively in their school.
The administration decided the best way to address both problems was to institute restorative practices, citing that the traditional ways simply were not working. The community, students, and teachers were skeptical at first. But after eighteen months, the results have been very positive. There is a greater sense of community in the school, the students have learned how to build real relationships with each other, and overall behavior has improved.