suspensions http://kalw.org en Serving up fewer suspensions and more interaction http://kalw.org/post/serving-fewer-suspensions-and-more-interaction <p></p><p>Not long ago there was a food fight at Ralph Bunche High School. And Angel Hernandez is in trouble. He’s 18, a senior, and he’s not admitting anything happened. He’s slouched in his chair in a circle in a room whose walls are covered with positive messages: ‘Respect,’ ‘Listen,’ ‘Trust.’ His mom, Maria Ramirez, sits at his side. Also in the circle is the cafeteria worker Miss Mina, and she looks pretty ticked off. “Everybody starts throwing stuff,” she says. “I said excuse me, how old are you guys? You guys want to clean up my kitchen?”</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 02:19:05 +0000 Leila Day 35863 at http://kalw.org Serving up fewer suspensions and more interaction Today on Your Call: How is restorative justice affecting troubled students? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-restorative-justice-affecting-troubled-students <p></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:16:16 +0000 Ali Budner 33892 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How is restorative justice affecting troubled students? Today on Your Call: What should school discipline look like? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-should-school-discipline-look <P></P> <P><SPAN style="LETTER-SPACING: 0px">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px; FONT: 14px Verdana"><SPAN style="LETTER-SPACING: 0px">On the next Your Call,</SPAN><SPAN style="LETTER-SPACING: 0px; COLOR: #0d0d0d">we’ll talk about how schools are dealing with discipline.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="LETTER-SPACING: 0px">Every year, 400,000 students in California are suspended, while another 18,000 are expelled.&nbsp;New methods of discipline avoid suspension and expulsion, including one Oakland program called Restorative Justice.&nbsp; If you’re a teacher, administrator, student, or p Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 19353 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What should school discipline look like?