Racial Divide: Minorities disciplined at high rates

This 9News report details how reSolutionaries, Inc.’s 5 R’s Framework is helping end the school to prison pipeline.

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.”

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