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May 2, 2015
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The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More

We’ve begun implementing some restorative practices at our school, and I’ll be posting about the topic on a future Education Week Teacher column.

Here are a few resources that seem helpful, and I hope that readers will share more in the comments section:

Opening Up, Students Transform a Vicious Circle is from The New York Times.

Restorative Justice: Resources for Schools is from Edutopia.

Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools is from Opportunity to Learn.

An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: ‘Circle Up!’ is from NPR.

What Eva Moskowitz gets wrong about restorative discipline is from Chalkbeat.

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May 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On Education Policy In 2014 – Part Two):

School reform in post-Katrina New Orleans harmful to black community, scholars say is from Science Daily.

Judge Reduces 3 Educators’ Sentences In Atlanta Cheating Scandal is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Commentaries On The Atlanta Test-Cheating Verdict.

Plan Unveiled to Overhaul School System in Detroit is from The New York Times.

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors? is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers).

Making Sense of Education Research is from The Education Writers Association. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

Seven ed research heavyweights to head to Albany to help direct evaluation overhaul is from Chalkbeat. It will be very interesting to hear/read what they say.

Here’s an interesting conversation between Diane Ravitch and Karen Lewis, which took place at the recent Network For Public Education conference:

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May 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Great Video: Hip Hop In Fourteen Languages To Benefit UNICEF

This is a great video that I’m adding to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

Here’s how it’s described:

#HIPHOPISHIPHOP is a Hip Hop version of “We Are The World” charity single. 14 rappers from 14 different countries express their love for Hip Hop in their own languages and styles. All profits will be donated for children’s education through UNICEF.

You can learn more about it at The Week.

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May 2, 2015
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Most Popular Parent Engagement Posts In March/April

May 2, 2015
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

May 2, 2015
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“The Value Of ‘Small Learning Communities'”

The Value Of ‘Small Learning Communities’ is the title of my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

Educators Ted Appel, ReLeah Cossett, PJ Caposey and Tom Hoerr contribute their commentaries today sharing different perspectives on what a “small learning community” might look like….

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Small Learning Communities.

Here are some excerpts:

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