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Education Interrupted: The Growing Use of Suspensions in New York City's Public Schools

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Center on College and Career Readiness and Success
Year: 
2001

This report, sponsored by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Safe Schools Coalition, discusses the use of excessive suspension in New York City Schools. The authors examine the effects of suspensions and police involvement in schools on all students, and specifically on African American and special education students. They provide recommendations that include ending the zero tolerance policy, mandating positive alternatives to suspension when appropriate, and increasing transparency around discipline and safety practices.

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