Fix School Discipline Toolkit for Educators - Page 85

GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT ABOUT FIXING SCHOOL DISCIPLINE TO THE MEDIA AND THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY Reaching out to your local media early on to start educating them about the need for school discipline reform is an important part of making and sustaining change. The materials in this Toolkit, such as the fact sheet on why harsh and severe punishments hurt children and communities and why the alternatives are a win-win for all students, can be used to help educate the reporters who cover education in your community and also share information with the broader school community. cover. Include any notes about the kinds of stories they have written about. Keep F