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City unveils long-awaited school discipline reforms

02.13.2015 | Capital New York | The Department of Education announced a series of long-awaited reforms to the school discipline code on Friday, including new policies aimed at lowering suspension rates, and new funding to support restorative justices practices and students in the criminal justice system....On Friday, advocates praised the reforms, but focused largely on the potential of the new task force. Kim Sweet, the executive director of Advocates for Children, said "[De Blasio] has assembled a leadership team with the potential to develop policies that will benefit thousands of students a year." Read article