The City Council Speaker Weighs in on the School Discipline Code

The City Council Speaker Weighs in on the School Discipline Code

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Publication Date: 
June 4, 2012
Author: 
Kyle Spencer
Organization Title: 
The New York Times

Days after the schools chancellor released a series of proposed changes to the discipline code that would result in fewer suspensions and a greater reliance on counseling, the City Council Speaker has entered the fray, applauding the department for its efforts, but calling for even more reliance on alternative discipline methods.

In the revised code, Dennis M. Walcott, the chancellor, wants the department of education to move more towards “restorative approaches” to discipline, and to rely less on kicking students out of school.

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Suspension Crisis in NYC Schools; Students, Parents, Teachers to Rally at NYC DOE Hearing

Suspension Crisis in NYC Schools; Students, Parents, Teachers to Rally at NYC DOE Hearing

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Publication Date: 
June 5, 2012
Author: 
Shoshi Chowdhury
Organization Title: 
Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY

High suspension rates will continue unless Bloomberg and Walcott require positive alternatives to suspension in all schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2012
Contact: Shoshi Chowdhury, Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY, (347)832-8391, shoshi@nesri.org

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Students, Parents & Teachers Say Changes in NYC's Draft School Discipline Code Don't Go Far Enough to Fix Broken System

Students, Parents & Teachers Say Changes in NYC's Draft School Discipline Code Don't Go Far Enough to Fix Broken System

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Publication Date: 
May 23, 2012
Organization Title: 
Dignity in Schools Campaign- New York

High suspension rates will continue unless Bloomberg and Walcott take action to require positive alternatives in all schools

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Bronx Parents and Community Members Protest Harsh Disciplinary Procedures

Bronx Parents and Community Members Protest Harsh Disciplinary Procedures

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Publication Date: 
May 16, 2012
Author: 
Dinu Ahmed
Organization Title: 
Huffington Post

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New York City Faces School Arrests and Failing Mental Health Programs in Public Schools

New York City Faces School Arrests and Failing Mental Health Programs in Public Schools

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Author: 
Andrea Bustard
Organization Title: 
Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York

Before 6-year old Salecia Johnson was handcuffed in a Georgia classroom and escorted to the local police station after a tantrum last month, a 5-year-old autistic boy in Brooklyn was strapped to a stretcher, hauled out of his Brighton Beach classroom and taken in an ambulance to a psych ward on March 6.

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Bronx Youth of Color Most Vulnerable to School Arrests and Summonses

Bronx Youth of Color Most Vulnerable to School Arrests and Summonses

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Publication Date: 
March 13, 2012
Author: 
Dinu Ahmed
Organization Title: 
Huffington Post

Bronx, NY -- On March 8, 2012, the New Settlement Parent Action Committee gathered 100 parents, students, educators, and elected officials on the steps of the Bronx Borough President's office to express their outrage over the Bronx's shocking rates of school-based arrests and student summonses, and to demand positive disciplinary alternatives.

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Students and advocates protest NYPD in schools

Students and advocates protest NYPD in schools

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Publication Date: 
February 29, 2012
Author: 
Sandra E. García and Debralee Santos
Organization Title: 
Manhattan Times

 While city schools might have been in mid-winter recess, many students were still busy, and making ample use of their downtime.

Approximately 50 students from across the city, including northern Manhattan and the Bronx, rallied together at One Police Plaza this past Wed., Feb. 22nd to demand that the New York Police Department (NYPD) stay out of their schools.

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Too Many Arrests and Summonses in Schools, Says Coalition

Too Many Arrests and Summonses in Schools, Says Coalition

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Publication Date: 
February 22, 2012
Author: 
Zachary Stieber
Organization Title: 
Epoch Times

 NEW YORK—Most of us are used to going through metal detectors at times, such as before embarking on a plane trip, or going into a high-profile building.

Yet going through a metal detector is the beginning of every school day for many students in New York City.

A coalition of students, organizations, and elected officials on Wednesday gathered to protest numbers released showing 279 arrests and 532 summonses occurred during the fourth quarter of 2011—Oct. 1 to Dec. 31—in schools.

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Rally cry will be: Arresting schoolkids isn’t the answer

Rally cry will be: Arresting schoolkids isn’t the answer

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Publication Date: 
March 8, 2012
Author: 
Corinne Lestch
Organization Title: 
NY Daily News

CORINNE LESTCH Thursday, March 08, 2012

Parents, students, teachers and a host of activist groups are holding a rally Thursday to protest hundreds of arrests made in New York City public schools.

The arrest data, released by the NYPD following a city law enacted last year, shows that cops arrested an average of five kids each day in city schools from Oct. 1, to Dec. 30, 2011.

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Advocates Rally Against Arrests of Minority Students in Public School

Advocates Rally Against Arrests of Minority Students in Public School

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Publication Date: 
March 8, 2012
Author: 
Sam Levin
Organization Title: 
Village Voice

 By Sam Levin Thu., Mar. 8 2012 at 5:05 PM

 

Add this to the list of grievances activists throughout the city have with the New York Police Department.

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