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  • New York City students can be suspended for an entire year. Officials say changes could be coming.

    Nov 13, 2018

    11.12.2018 | Chalkbeat New York | After successfully pressing Mayor Bill de Blasio to reduce the overall number of suspensions issued to New York City students, advocates are focusing on a new target: reducing the maximum length of suspensions — which can now last an entire school year… Advocates hope to take advantage of the latest signal that city officials are open to a new set of policy changes. “It’s getting new attention from the [education department]” said Dawn Yuster, the School Justice Project director at Advocates for Children, an advocacy organization that has pushed for school discipline reform. “We see that we can get traction now, so we’re looking at as many openings as we can.” Read article