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Oakland: School District to Expand Restorative Justice Programs to All 86 Schools

OAKLAND — A 10-year restorative justice experiment in city schools that uses a carrot instead of a stick on students with discipline issues will be expanded to all 86 schools in five years, officials announced Wednesday. At the 27 schools that now use alternatives to traditional discipline responses, officials cite a drop in suspensions and chronic absenteeism and an increase in graduation rates.