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  • At some schools, more than a dozen leave each year out of fear

    Dec 19, 2017

    12.13.2017 | NY1 | At DeWitt Clinton High School, 20 students were granted transfers to other schools in one year because they feared for their safety. 18 students were granted safety transfers from Life Sciences Secondary High School in Manhattan, and 17 from both Abraham Lincoln High in Brooklyn and the Bronx Leadership Academy. “That’s rather alarming. That seems like a very high number that actually got the transfers,” said Dawn Yuster of Advocates for Children of New York… Advocates say the numbers of students granted transfers might be a fraction of those who want one. “And what about the ones who are left behind, who in are in clearly — it seems to indicate a culture or climate that is not conducive to learning, and not supporting students,” Yuster said. Read article