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January 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Tell us: How have you seen student discipline handled well?

Boo Davis / The Seattle Times

Boo Davis / The Seattle Times

Education Lab’s series on student discipline continues Sunday with a story about how a Burien school is using an approach called restorative justice to reduce suspensions and develop a stronger sense of personal responsibility among students.

The story will be Part II in our series, which began last month with a look at how the Kent School District is working toward similar outcomes and testing out in-school suspensions as an alternative to more traditional forms of discipline.

Along the way, we’ve been asking readers to share their experiences with school discipline. Where have you seen it done well? What can teachers or administrators do to better balance the need to minimize classroom disruptions with the desire to reduce suspensions and expulsions?

Share your thoughts in the form below. A selection of responses will be published online with Sunday’s story and might appear in print at a later date.

Fill out my online form.

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