Jennifer Guerra http://kccu.org en Schools Try 'Restorative Justice' To Keep Kids From Dropping Out http://kccu.org/post/schools-try-restorative-justice-keep-kids-dropping-out Out-of-school suspensions are <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/02/188125079/why-some-schools-want-to-expel-suspensions">on the rise across the country</a>, a troubling statistic when you consider being suspended just once ups a student's chances of dropping out entirely. That's why many districts are hoping to keep kids in school by trying an alternative to suspension.<p>The "conflict-resolution room" at Ypsilanti High School in Michigan is quiet and sparse — just a small couch, some chairs and a plant. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:28:00 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 36543 at http://kccu.org