A pilot program in a handful of New Mexico schools aims to cut down on the high number of Native American expulsions. It uses conflict resolution and restorative justice methods to both build a sense of community and hold students accountable for bad behavior. Proponents hope the program in the schools can mirror successes in other institutions. It comes after reports by New Mexico In Depth and ProPublica that Native students are expelled at a higher rate than others.
Dannell Yazzie (Diné), assistant principal at Tsé Bit A’í Middle School
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