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More Schools Opt For ‘Positive Discipline’ Instead Of Suspensions

Here’s a dilemma that has puzzled educators and parents for a long time: When students act up and misbehave, schools often “punish” them by … sending them home. Many schools are looking for alternatives to suspending kids. One idea that’s gaining traction is called Positive Discipline. Its premise is fairly simple: when kids act up – they get more face time with educators, not less. About 20,000 of the nation’s schools have adopted it, and the federal government has invested in technical support for states and districts using this approach. But what does it look like?