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By Laraine Mickelson
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CAAEP students share school culture on podcast


May 3, 2019

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Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program Restorative Practices ambassadors were interviewed for a state podcast about school climate and their role in restorative practices last week. Standing, from left, are Gabe Umpierre, Cody Clyde, Hunter Flaim, Isiah Petite, Travis Anderson, Samantha Neufeld, Libby Krzoska, Payten Cartwright, Jennifer Murray and Abby Rachel. Kyan McKenna is in front. Not pictured is Ambassador Austin Freeman.

In the space of about four years, the culture at the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program has been transformed, thanks to a school-wide, top-to-bottom adoption of Restorative Practices, which focuses on building relationships and including all voices.

And people from all around the state are noticing.

Last week, student ambassadors from CAAEP were interviewed for the "Student Voice in Creating Positive School Climates" podcast developed by the Minnesota Department of Education. This interview rose from MDE's interest in Restorative Practices in schools and how to engage students in c...

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