The Fordham Institute looked at District data related to suspensions. The National Education Policy Center took issue with Fordham’s findings.
A legislative report found disparities in how different demographic groups are treated. It recommends giving districts clearer direction on suspensions and arrests. A bill is now in committee.
A coalition of groups including Youth United for Change and Education Law Center rallied outside 440 before the SRC meeting.
Large police forces and small counseling staffs correlate with poverty and race in the nation's largest school districts
The changes mark a shift away from "zero tolerance" policies.