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Several schools across the country, including Big Picture High School in Burien, are trying a new form of discipline called restorative justice, which requires students to talk through their offenses and confront those they have harmed. Above, Big Picture student Monae Trevino cries as she leads a group discussion about drug use, part of an alternative way of dealing with rule breaking.
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