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New York charter wars enter a school safety phase

05.31.2016 | Politico New York | “From what we see with the kids we work with, these programs are worth expanding, they work, and they prevent disciplinary incidents from occurring,” said Sweet, the director of Advocates for Children, in an interview. “Our issue is just that we need more of it, there are 1,800 schools.” Sweet noted that students with disabilities continue to be suspended at significantly higher rates than their peers, and said her office sees “so many cases of kids with disabilities who get caught doing something bad because of their disability.” Read article