In a Baltimore Sun op-ed today, Megan Feldman Bettencourt writes about restorative practices in City Springs Elementary/Middle School. “We can implement in our schools and communities the research-tested habits that foster the seeking and granting of forgiveness and prevent disagreements from escalating into violence,” she says.
OSI-Baltimore helped to bring restorative practices to City Springs Schools and Hampstead Hill Academy in 2007 through a grant to the Baltimore Curriculum Project. All school staff received training and both schools now serve as model Restorative Practice schools. Read more about restorative practices in action in this blog post by City Springs principal Rhonda Richetta.