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School Discipline Under Review

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

WNYC

School suspensions in New York City are on the decline, a new trend. But many critics say the numbers are still too high at a time when the thinking around school discipline has evolved. They say that suspensions fail to solve the behavior problem in the first place, since there's very little opportunity for the school and the student’s family to work together. We get a glimpse of this communication divide through the story of one Queens family.

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Softer Suspension Rules for Younger Students

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Education Department is changing the rules around suspension of younger students. Children in kindergarten through third grade can no longer be suspended for more than five days for disruptive behavior, such as pushing and shoving.

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To Change Behavior, Students Act as Teachers

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Teachers often wish students could spend a day in their shoes, especially the more difficult students. Beth Fertig reports on two teachers who got their wish when they experimented with a program to improve classroom behavior.

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Council Says City Is Falling Short on Mental Health Services for Children

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

At a City Council hearing, advocates and city officials criticized the schools for relying too much on the police and hospitals to cope with troubled children.

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