Hoilman, C. (2016, May 02). Middle School Reduces Bad Behavior Dramatically With ‘Reverse Suspensions’ That Invite Parents to School When Students Misbehave. Retrieved March 02, 2018

Administrators at one West Virginia middle school have introduced a new disciplinary alternative to traditional suspension that they believe could be more effective in reforming troubled students. At Huntington East Middle School, non-violent, non-verbally abusive behavior is handled by offering parents the option of a “reverse suspension.” In a reverse suspension, instead of sending a child home, the student’s parent is invited to come to school and spend the entire day by his side.

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