Posts byTyler Pager

One School's Lead on Restorative Justice in Chicago

At Senn High School, students are leading reform of the school’s discipline system through restorative justice. Senn’s Restorative Justice program aims to supplement a system of detentions and suspensions with an environment of open communication for students who run into trouble. The program, which is coordinated by Alternatives Inc., a community-based, non-profit organization, began at

Second-Gen Residents More Inclined to Risky, Illegal Behavior Than New Immigrants, Study Shows

At the age of 12, Q.R. was standing in the principal’s office in nothing but his underwear. With a police officer in the room, the principal found four to five grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a scale in Q.R.’s possession. Q.R. was brought outside the office, handcuffed in front of classmates and arrested for