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Feb 21, 2020

Research has shown zero tolerance policies in schools contribute to high rates of suspension, especially for minority populations.1 Restorative justice is a conflict management approach that focuses on healing rather than punishment. In this episode, we talk with the Michigan Department of Education's Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations Kyle Guerrant to further unpack these philosophies, principles and practices.


1American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, 2009, p. 23; Advancement Project, 2010; US DOE, Office of Civil Rights, 2014