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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.
August 3, 2018
Police reform could have a big impact on Chicago schools
Alex King remembers feeling unsettled whenever he saw uniformed police officers patrolling North Lawndale College Prep, guns on their hips.
July 30, 2018
Read Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz’s letter to parents after dramatic staff turnover
Following that latest sign of discord, the charter network is set to convene a meeting this Wednesday to discuss “any concerns” parents might have.
July 20, 2018
Officials promised to update a Giuliani-era agreement between the NYPD and city schools almost a year ago. So where is it?
"They basically eliminated all of the major changes that we made — and that was the last we heard of it."
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June 13, 2018
While revealing $7 billion education plan, Nixon criticizes schools that leave kids ‘destined for jail’
Here’s what you should know about Nixon’s plan for New York’s K-12 schools.
Updated April 24, 2018
How state Senate elections, Simcha Felder, and a new Democratic deal could shape New York’s education policy
With two key Senate elections on Tuesday, the fate of New York State’s Senate is up in the air — and some important education issues could hang in the balance.
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