To improve these students’ prospects, more and more school districts are beginning to use restorative justice, a method that favors resolving conflicts through dialogue and mediation, instead of punishment. One school beginning to take its first steps toward this new form of discipline is in California’s Coachella Valley. Marco Vinicio González has the details.
MONDAY, JANUARY 11. PROGRAM # 7693 12:00 PM PT Rethinking Discipline: Restorative Justice. Faced with high numbers of student suspension and expulsion rates, school leaders are learning about positive disciplinary measures and more districts are embracing the practice of restorative justice. Through this approach, students learn to talk, air their grievances and resolve their conflicts […]
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31. PROGRAM # 7686 12:00 PM PT The Year in Review. Thousands of farm workers staged an unprecedented walk out in San Quintin. Parents of the Ayotzinapa disappeared bring their plight to the US. Juan Felipe Herrera makes history as the first Latino poet laureate in the US. Key players remember the Grape […]
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28. PROGRAM # 7683 12:00 PM PT “East of Salinas.” This film tells the story of a gifted third-grade boy who dreams of a life better than the hard-working fields and the gang-riddled streets of Salinas. And it’s also the story of his dedicated teacher, who is also a son of migrants. While […]
(Español) “Me da pena, no haber visto nada en esta ley, que reclutara y preparara más maestros bilingües en las escuelas, ¡no hay nada de eso en la ley!, y eso sí se me hace una lástima”.
(Español) “Y ahora estamos trabajando con los estados para tener mejores maestros, y espero que vamos a tener más dinero del Congreso también”: John King Jr.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15. PROGRAM # 7674 12:00 PM PT New Education Reform. President Obama signed into law a major education reform, which rewrites No Child Left Behind and ends federal control of public education. The new measure keeps the mandatory standardized testing in reading and math but allows state and local officials to set performance […]
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10. PROGRAM # 7671 12:00 PM PT Education Reform and Other Stories. President Obama signs into law a new education reform bill, a major overhaul to No Child Left Behind. The US Supreme Court hears arguments on the principle “one person, one vote” to set legislative district boundaries, and on affirmative action in […]
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4. PROGRAM # 7645 12:00 PM PT Latino Home Buying. Homeownership rates among Latino households have been declining since the last recession. Many are still recovering from the housing crash and struggle to buy a home when they move. Why are Latinos less able to buy a home? An expert reports on the […]
(Español) “Me enfurece que dejemos que este nivel de tragedia y dolor de corazón suceda. Como nación, tenemos que decidir en serio: ¿queremos proteger a nuestros niños y sus familias?”: A Duncan.