70% Reduction in Suspensions

ReSolutionaries, Inc. 5 R’s Framework: Helping End the School to Prison Pipeline featured on Denver’s 9 News.

Aurora West is one of 19 schools across the district that has shifted from the traditional method of referrals, suspensions, and expulsions to Common Sense Discipline. “There’s five core elements — relationships, responsibility, respect, repair, and reintegration,” Aurora West Principal Brian Duwe said. Students are taught to try to find solutions to issues before going straight to punishments. “You try to talk things through,” Litsy Hernandez, an eighth grader at Aurora West said. “Try to fix the problem.”

APS on 9News 11.15

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