Advocates: Houston-Area Students In Alternative Schools Need ‘Fresh Start’ After COVID

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Juvenile justice advocates are asking school districts in greater Houston to give students in alternative schools a fresh start, so that the COVID-19 crisis doesn’t prolong their punishments into the next academic year.

That’s because before schools closed their doors, hundreds of Houston-area students were learning in alternative programs for things like dress code violations, lashing out at teachers or getting into fights.

Now that the pandemic has sent all students and teachers to learn at home for the rest of the year, this time of distance learning should count towards their discipline, they argued in a recent letter to area districts.

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