Eziafa Okocha, left, 13, finishes up lunch with his dad, Austin Okocha, left, at Harriet Eddy Middle School in Elk Grove. Every month, the school invites parents to share lunch with their children as part of a program to reduce suspensions.
Eziafa Okocha, left, 13, finishes up lunch with his dad, Austin Okocha, left, at Harriet Eddy Middle School in Elk Grove. Every month, the school invites parents to share lunch with their children as part of a program to reduce suspensions. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
Eziafa Okocha, left, 13, finishes up lunch with his dad, Austin Okocha, left, at Harriet Eddy Middle School in Elk Grove. Every month, the school invites parents to share lunch with their children as part of a program to reduce suspensions. Renée C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com

Schools use alternatives to suspension, see student behavior improve

March 11, 2015 08:35 PM

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