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Updated December 21, 2018
It’s official: DeVos has axed Obama discipline guidelines meant to reduce suspensions of students of color
The move ends two years of speculation about when DeVos would make the call about the guidance. Now, it's up to local officials to decide whether to change course.
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.
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.
cause and effect
November 6, 2018
Why did suspensions go up in New York City last year? Carranza draws a link to fatal school stabbing
"Part of it is that people are actually now reporting everything, which I think is a good thing," Carranza said.
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.
October 19, 2018
Newark’s North Star Academy charter schools are cleared after discipline probe
New Jersey’s largest charter-school network did not violate state regulations when it disciplined students with disabilities, according to a state investigation triggered by an advocacy…
October 11, 2018
Black students in New York City receive harsher suspensions for the same infractions, report finds
The report zeroed in on the top 10 infractions and found that black students were more likely to receive harsher punishments for 8 of them.
Free for All
September 18, 2018
A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests
Allowing an entire school to eat for free can reduce the number of students who get suspended multiple times, according to a new study.
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.
cause and effect
July 10, 2018
Do suspensions lead to higher dropout rates and other academic problems? In New York City, the answer could be yes
The study's findings add new evidence to a heated debate playing out in New York and across the country.
May 18, 2018
Week in review: Taking a look at Superintendent Vitti’s first year
Next week will mark a full year since Superintendent Nikolai Vitti arrived in Detroit. To mark the occasion, we looked back at the…
April 20, 2018
Do charter schools suspend students more? It depends on how you look at the data.
Charters have a higher overall suspension rate than traditional public schools. But when you break down suspensions by race, charters actually post slightly lower rates.
March 30, 2018
After years of decline, suspensions shot up in New York City schools this year
New York City schools are suspending students significantly more often, according to new data the city released Friday. Between July and…
March 13, 2018
When Chicago cut down on suspensions, students saw test scores and attendance rise, study finds
A modest drop in out-of-school suspensions for severe behavior actually led to small increases in test scores and attendance for all students in a school.
February 21, 2018
Looking for the ‘why’ behind student suspensions, Memphis schools turn to behavior specialists — again
For the first time since the city's 2013 school merger, behavior specialists are back in Memphis schools.
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