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  • Analysis of the Board of Education’s Change of Policy Regarding the Retention of Students

    This issue brief examines the September 1999 amendments to Chancellor’s Regulation A-501, which changed the promotional criteria for virtually every grade level. The brief argues that the blanket retention policy, coupled with the evisceration of the parental right to notice and the elimination of the entitlement to enrichment services, spells serious trouble for New York City students.

    Jan 12, 2000

    Young girl writes on the chalkboard in a classroom. (Photo by RDNE Stock project via Pexels)
    Photo by RDNE Stock project via Pexels

    AFC also released an overview of the national research on the effectiveness of retention on student achievement.

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