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DSC-NY Takes Action to Reduce Suspensions and Implement Positive Alternatives

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NESRI
Publication Date: 
June, 2011

On June 21, over 100 students, parents, educators, advocates and elected officials strongly spoke out against rising suspensions and demanded positive alternatives at a press conference hosted by the Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York (DSC-NY), and testified at the public hearing on proposed revisions to the NYC Department of Education’s Discipline Code. The students, parents, and advocates, representing over twenty-five organizations collectively, wore t-shirts that highlighted statistics on school pushout and positive alternatives.

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