The Boston Herald reports on an ambitious new million-dollar program aimed at making schools safer and reducing suspensions that BPS will launch beginning in January. The BTU supports the program.
Suffolk University’s Center for Restorative Justice, along with BPS and the American Institutes for Research, received a $1.4 million grant to launch the three-year program in 30 Boston high school and middle schools, which will get training and support to implement so-called “restorative justice” practices at schools…
“It is about getting to the root causes of behavior,” said Jessica Tang, president of the Boston Teachers Union, which backs the program. “If students are not given the opportunity to learn these skills and learn how to address their social-emotional needs, it’ll impact their ability to learn.”
Read the full article on the Boston Herald website.