Everyone's freaking out about youth violence and behavior problems in schools, but Dyett High School and the Grand Boulevard Federation have had success with peer juries and other forms of student-based support groups, according to this Community Media Workship Newstip from Curtis Black (Grassroots Success at Dyett High).
Has your school tried peer juries as a way to improve the school climate and reduce suspensions and explusions? Has it worked? The idea sounds sort of cumbersome and touchy-feely, but detention halls and suspensions all the time aren't much fun (or very effective) either.
Let us know what your experience has been -- pro or con. Or join the discussions on other posts about poverty
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