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With Suspension Rates Down, Discipline May be Down Too

A new approach to school discipline advocated by the de Blasio administration has seen suspension rates drop throughout the city. But some teachers say the success is masking ongoing discipline problems. The number of students given out-of-school suspensions plummeted from 382 in 2011 to just 28 in 2014, according to state records. A new behavior […]

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One Brooklyn School’s Quest to Find an Alternative to Suspensions

The DIG at Lyons Community High School is the staff’s latest attempt to provide students in need with a safe space where they can, at the very least, develop stronger social skills and stabilize enough to return to regular classes.

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De Blasio praises pre-k in State of the City speech

Although affordable housing was the main topic of the mayor’s speech Tuesday night, he did praise the success of his universal pre-k, which enrolled 30,000 more students than last year. http://bit.ly/1DxLf9v

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School Report Cards Hide Real School Data

During his campaign for mayor, Bill de Blasio called for an end to the letter grades the city gives to each public school in New York. He called them “blunt instruments” that don’t give the nuanced portrait that policymakers, teachers, students, and parents deserve. His spokeswoman said last month that the grades offered “little real […]

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The Nation’s Betsy Reed on How de Blasio’s Pre-K Plan Could “Redistribute Wealth”

“Something’s being lost in the battle of the pre-K plans,” says Betsy Reed of The Nation.

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Key Lawmakers Show Support for Mayor’s Pre-K Plan, Others Deride

The pre-K plan proposed by New York City Mayor de Blasio has its detractors and supporters. Recently, key New York City elected officials ramped up support of the mayor, as a state senator bashed hopes of a vote on the plan in Albany.

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