New York Daily News: Increase Counseling to Drop Suspensions, Parents and Advocates Urge Education Department


Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 4:00 AM


Critics of the city Education Department called on the agency yesterday to reduce the number of student suspensions by trying counseling before barring kids from the classroom.

A crowd of advocates, parents and students overflowed from the agency’s headquarters, waiting to testify at a school discipline hearing to blast the increase in suspensions, which surged from 29,000 in 2001-02 to 73,000 in 2008-09.

Read the Daily News article in full here.