Topic: Marilyn Armour

TEA Grant to School of Social Work Will Take Innovative Discipline Program Statewide

Feb. 10, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas  School and district administrators across Texas will be offered training in Restorative Discipline, an alternative to "zero tolerance" methods, through a grant from the Texas Education Agency to the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD) at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.

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Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of "Restorative Discipline" Initiative

Nov. 18, 2014

Truancy, bullying and other conflicts among students are down, and in-school suspensions have declined 75 percent at a San Antonio middle school two years after University of Texas at Austin researchers helped implement "restorative discipline" as an alternative to "zero tolerance" in dealing with these issues, according to second-year findings involving a three-year initiative.

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Restorative Discipline Program in San Antonio Middle School Reduces Student Suspensions

Dec. 17, 2013

A San Antonio middle school with some of the highest discipline rates in its district has experienced an 84 percent drop in off-campus suspensions during the past year since administrators began using "restorative discipline" as an alternative to "zero tolerance" to deal with conflicts among students.

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Hamilton Book Awards Winners at UT Austin Announced

Oct. 18, 2013

[caption id="attachment_42773" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo of Art History Professor Julia E. Guernsey, grand prize winner of the 2013 University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Award. From left to right, pictured with: Michael G. Hasler, chair, University Co-op Board of Directors; Gregory Fenves, executive vice president and provost, The University of Texas at Austin; and Douglas Dempster, dean, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin. Photo courtesy of the University Co-op."]Hamilton Book Award Grand Prize[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Art History Professor Julia E. Guernsey has been named the grand prize winner of the 2013 University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for her work "Sculpture and Social Dynamics in Preclassic Mesoamerica."

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Victim Outreach Program Called to Testify in Hasan Hearing in Fort Hood

April 13, 2012

The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at The University of Texas at Austin was called to Fort Hood on April 10 to provide testimony as part of a recent hearing in the case of United States vs. Maj. Nadal Hasan. The institute's Defense-initiated Victim Outreach (DIVO) program was being considered for use in the case, in which Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of first-degree murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood.

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