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Editorial: Roll back suspensions at Chicago Public Schools

Congratulations to LSNA youth leaders from Kelvyn Park High School who participated in the Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) campaign.

Changing the Code of Discipline

No one wants safe schools more than we do. The best way to get there is to replace the current discipline policies — at Noble and throughout all of Chicago Public Schools — with one that actually works. What all the research demonstrates, and what our personal experience confirms, is that what makes a school safe is the quality of relationships between students, teachers and staff. Extreme discipline — whether it's fining a student for forgetting his belt or arresting an 11-year-old for throwing a tantrum — actively damages the trusting, respectful and supportive relationships that make our schools safe.

Positive Youth Development: Youth Lead Change in Chicago Schools

Authors are youth leaders with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association -- part of VOYCE -- in Chicago. L to R: Dalia Basurto, Jennifer Velazquez, Gaby Hernandez, Julio Castañeda, Robert Ramirez, and Juan Barbosa.

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