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Debating the K-2 suspension ban

08.09.2016 | Politico New York | The Department of Education held a hearing on Mayor Bill de Blasio‚Äôs newly announced ban on suspensions for children in grades Kindergarten through second grade on Monday evening, which was notably well-attended for a mid-summer hearing in an un-air conditioned auditorium in Chelsea. The hearing was overwhelmingly attended by students and administers who support the ban, including dozens of black and Latino New York City high school students who spoke personally about the impact of frequent suspensions in their schools. Read article