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School Districts Are Moving To Eliminate Zero Tolerance

Christine Rodriguez, Make The Road/UYC Youth Leader in The Atlantic Christine Rodriguez vividly recalls her early school years. A native of Brooklyn’sBushwick neighborhood, a working-class predominantly black and Latino section of New York City, her most vivid memories of elementary school consist of crammed classrooms with inadequate books, insufficient chairs, and the constant presence of

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Educators call for an End to Suspensions for Minor Infractions

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/brewster-rubenstein-school-suspensions-ruin-students-liv-article-1.2043589 Suspensions for low-level infractions are jeopardizing the education of many New York City children, and they must stop now. Because the city’s public schools have, over many years, failed to invest in proactive, positive approaches to discipline, they continue to use suspensions to deal with minor infractions. The result? Thousands of students, punished rather

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