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Data drives new discipline code at Syracuse

On Board Online • May 2, 2016

By Gayle Simidian
Research Analyst

Arriving late to school a lot, running in the hallways and smoking are all behaviors that got Syracuse City School District students suspended before the district's 2014 school discipline policy took effect, according to district officials.

Students also got in trouble for "the Ds" - being perceived by a teacher as disrespectful, disobedient, disorderly, disruptive or defiant. Amid concerns that black students were being punished disproportionately, the district revamped its discipline policy between 2012 and 2014.

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Building Equity in Learning

CoverHave you ever wondered if comments you hear about gender differences and learning are really true? Are boys better at math? Are girls better at English?

NYSSBA's new report, Building Equity in Learning, tackles assumptions about how girls and boys learn, drawing on research to debunk or clarify them.

The report offers recommendations to help every student reach his or her full learning potential.

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NYSSBA 2016 Legislative Priorities

A legislative year brings new challenges. From reform of the learning standards to budgetary pressures to new laws and regulations, school districts continue to navigate a complex education system. With this in mind, the New York State School Boards Association offers recommendations for change that would help address these issues to benefit our students and communities.

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