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New York City moves to significantly reduce K-2 suspensions, but isn’t eliminating them

01.13.2017 | Chalkbeat New York | Though suspensions in that age group have fallen in recent years — down to 801 last school year from nearly 1,500 the year before — the new policy is likely to have a dramatic impact. Officials said that if the proposed discipline code had been in place last year, just 25 students in grades K-2 would have been suspended. “These changes are promising,” wrote Dawn Yuster, the school justice project director at Advocates for Children. “Students, regardless of their age, should not be forced to miss weeks, months, or a year of valuable instruction time.” Read article