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Focus on Discipline: How One NYC Student Was Suspended for 30 Days

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As New York City's Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña considers changes to the discipline code, we look at one suspension case and all the questions it raises. 
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Leading the Way to School Discipline Without Suspensions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

One principal approaches discipline with a combination of structure and flexibility. It's helped turn a violent, failing school in Queens into a neighborhood model.
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Investigators Exonerate School in Fatal Stabbing Case

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Faculty at the Bronx middle school where one student fatally stabbed another did not know about any bullying problems involving the two students, according to a report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation.

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On Discipline Students Seek More Middle Ground

Friday, June 07, 2013

WNYC

Advocates and students want to require restorative approaches to discipline first, before a school is able to suspend a student. They also say students should no longer be suspended under broad terms like "defying authority," or for minor offenses such as writing graffiti.

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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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The City Council Speaker Weighs in on the School Discipline Code

Monday, June 04, 2012

As the city tries to decrease its student suspension rate with a revised discipline code, Christine Quinn, the city council speaker, urges the Department of Education to consider even more measures to keep students in school.

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