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Students complete self-reflection surveys at the success center at 500 Rolemodels academy. A prompt on the whiteboard says: "Describe 2 or 3 silly arguments you have had in the past." (Rowan Moore Gerety/WLRN)

Last summer, the Miami-Dade Public Schools announced an ambitious plan to stop out-of-school suspensions.

The idea is that sending students home takes away from learning and makes them more likely to drop out. Instead, the district now promises counseling and academic help at a network of “Success Centers.” Rowan Moore Gerety of Here & Now contributor WLRN reports.

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Rowan Moore Gerety, WLRN education reporter. He tweets @rowanmg.

This segment aired on July 13, 2016.

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