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July 10, 2019
Detroit district schools could get more flexibility in meting out student discipline
Detroit school officials say a revamp of the student code of conduct last year was successful, but changes are needed to address concerns that have been raised.
June 28, 2019
These 5 hearings are your chance to weigh in on proposed changes to NYC’s student discipline code
Members of the public will have a chance to weigh in at five hearings, one in each borough, staggered through mid-July.
June 20, 2019
‘It’s about time’: New York City students respond to new rules for school safety officers and curbs on harsh discipline
NYC students welcome new agreement between the city education and police departments, rolling back zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools.
Politics & Policy
June 20, 2019
NYC to curb suspensions longer than 20 days, a major victory for discipline reform advocates
“This is a moment of change,” Mayor de Blasio said.
May 21, 2019
Carranza says changes to NYC’s school discipline manual are coming soon. Here are 4 questions we’re asking.
The chancellor has signaled that reducing suspensions and racial disparities will be at the center of the education department’s revisions.
view from inside
April 18, 2019
‘It’s basically jail’: Inside NYC’s suspension centers, where there’s bullying, boredom — and sometimes support
According to more than a dozen interviews with students, center staff, and advocates, the suspension centers are dull at best and chaotic at worst.
December 18, 2018
Bronx school stabbing used as evidence in federal report calling for rollback of Obama discipline rules
A federal recommendation that school districts no longer be encouraged to reduce suspensions cites an unusual tragedy in New York City as one justification. In…
December 10, 2018
What it will mean if Betsy DeVos rolls back the Obama school discipline rules
It would be a victory for the conservative campaign to link school discipline reforms with unsafe schools.
December 3, 2018
This map shows how student suspensions in New York City are sharply divided by neighborhood
On our interactive map, you can click on any district in the city to see its suspension rate for each of the past two school years.
doing a 180
November 12, 2018
New York City students can be suspended for an entire year. Officials say changes could be coming.
Advocates and a group of city councilors argue the city must adopt a series of new reforms, including a cap on the length of suspensions to 20 days.
November 8, 2018
Fits and starts: Inside KIPP’s school-by-school discipline transformation
It was the second meeting of a group meant to defuse conflicts at KIPP Camino, and there was plenty to defuse. Whether a certain K-pop…
November 5, 2018
Here are six ways your vote on Tuesday could affect schools across New York
Democrats could take control of the state Senate for the first time since 2010.
October 31, 2018
Suspensions in New York City rise for the first time since de Blasio took office
The total number of suspensions increased 4 percent in the 2017-2018 school year to 36,668, according to new data released Wednesday by the education department.
August 23, 2018
Suspensions really do hurt students academically, new studies confirm, but maybe less than previously thought
New research provides some of the strongest evidence yet that suspensions do in fact harm students’ academic performance.
August 20, 2018
Behind the scenes, Success Academy’s first high school spent last year in chaos. Can Eva Moskowitz turn it around?
Worried about students’ grades and behavior, Eva Moskowitz sidelined the school’s principal and pushed staff to strictly enforce the dress code. It didn't go smoothly.
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