Also, CE Fellow Orlando is interning this summer with the Advancement Project. This interview asks him about his work with CE and his fight for solutions to the school-to-prison pipeline!
Students are tired of ineffective and unexplained disciplinary policies at DC Met and other schools. They'd like to see a shift towards restorative justice -- a proven alternative to zero-tolerance disciplinary policies. Click here to read a New York Times article on how restorative justice policies are being used in Oakland schools.
DC Met students are not alone in their push for restorative justice. CE's Fellows have been advocating for these alternative discipline programs in all D.C. schools - and their work was recently the subject of a Washington Post front page feature!
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Our students were excited to hear that the DC State Board of Education (DCSBOE) proposed doubling the number of arts credits needed to graduate. They also noticed that the wording erased the distinction between visual and performing arts.Students feared that without this distinction, some schools might eliminate all visual or all performing arts classes to deal with budget cuts.
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