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  • NYC suspension numbers plunged during remote learning

    Nov 4, 2020

    11.03.2020 | Chalkbeat NY | Dawn Yuster, director of the School Justice Project at Advocates for Children New York, said the reduction in suspension length is “particularly notable” and is reflective of the education department’s revamp of the discipline code. She hoped the city’s plan to expand mental health supports in school communities hardest hit by the pandemic will lead to fewer disciplinary actions this school year.

    Still, Yuster was concerned that the average length for a superintendent suspension hovered just above 11 days.

    “I think there is still a lot of work to be done to reduce the amount of time that students are spending outside of school and not learning and losing days of instruction,” Yuster said. Read article