Post Tagged with: "school discipline"

Students and advocates held a rally outside education department headquarters last week to call for an end to school arrests and summonses. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Popular Democracy via Chalkbeat)

Black and Hispanic Students Most Likely to be Arrested in School

African American, Education, Latino, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Black and Hispanic youth continue to account for the bulk of school arrests and summonses, even as the city has reduced the overall numbers in recent years, reports Chalkbeat.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCLU: Minority Students Arrested Disproportionately

Black, Latino, New York, Police, Youth May 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Civil rights activists reveal figures showing “extreme racial disparity” in the numbers of handcuffed black and Latino youths in the city’s public schools, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYPD school safety car (Photo by Canadian Pacific, Creative Commons license)

Report Denounces Criminalization of Black and Latino Students

Black, Education, Latino, New York March 2, 2017 at 12:11 pm

According to a report on New York City’s school safety, Black and Latino students more likely to be suspended or arrested, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Advocates protested the city's suspension policy in August. ( Photo by Monica Disare via Chalkbeat)

Fewer Suspensions, with Continued Disparities

African American, Education, New York November 1, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Chalkbeat reports on the Department of Education’s report that school suspensions have dropped nearly 16 percent – while Black students continue to account for a disproportionate share of suspensions.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Troubled School Comes Back with S.W.A.G.G.E.R.

Best of 2014, Education, Featured Posts, Queens, Voices' Picks October 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

A new principal and a new approach motivated students at one Far Rockaway middle school.

(Photo by Commons license)

Coalition Asks City to Reform Schools’ Discipline Code

Education, New York September 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm

A citywide coalition of students, parents and activists is urging the de Blasio administration to reform the schools’ discipline code to end the “school-to-prison pipeline,” reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo by Commons license)

School Disciplinary Codes to be Reviewed

Black, Education, Latino, New York June 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm

School safety officers disproportionately penalize black and Latino students, and the codes and their application are set for review at NYC DOE hearings, the Amsterdam News reports.

High Schoolers Protest Student Arrests and Jail-Like Police Presence

High Schoolers Protest Student Arrests and Jail-Like Police Presence

Crime, Education March 7, 2012 at 4:41 pm

High school students described a jail-like atmosphere in their schools, where small disciplinary infractions lead to arrests and the security process can take an hour. They also released data showing that police had arrested five students every school day this past fall — and that 93.5 of those students were black or Latino.