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School Redesign Part 3: Restorative practices predicted beneficial to students

Jack Bellemere, Reporter

May 17, 2019

When a student gets in trouble at Free State, teachers traditionally “write up” that student, and send them to the office where administrators will dole out their punishment. However, english teacher Kylee Wright sees t...

School Redesign Part 2: Teachers emphasize need for student feedback

Jack Bellemere, Reporter

May 17, 2019

“I don’t believe that teachers should have desks in their classroom,” said special education teacher Patrick Dipman. “I believe that what that creates is squatters rights.” Dipman is explaining one of his many ideas f...

School Redesign Part 1: Plan approved by staff, efforts begin

Jack Bellemere, Reporter

May 17, 2019

“We customize everything everything,” graphic design teacher Michelle Salmans said. “We customize our phones, our laptops [and] our clothing. Why can't we customize our education? Salmans is referring to the upcoming school ...

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