Suspension Rules Altered in New York City’s Revision of School Discipline Code

Suspension Rules Altered in New York City’s Revision of School Discipline Code

February 13, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration on Friday announced changes to the discipline code that governs New York City’s public schools, an attempt to further rein in some of the most severe punishments while also keeping schools safe. Mr. de Blasio campaigned on social justice themes, including the way discipline is meted out in schools. But the new measures, which are to take effect this spring, offer a more muted approach, with compromises on some of the most contentious tools of school discipline. “No parent should have to choose between a school that’s safe for their child and a school where every student is treated fairly,” Mr. de Blasio said in a statement. “All our schools can and must be both.”

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