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New York: (S7198) (A5197) The Judge Judith S. Kaye Solutions Not Suspensions Act
There is a growing body of research showing the long-term harm caused by school suspensions. For example, students who experience suspensions are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be incarcerated as adults. Research also reveals Black and brown students and students with disabilities are suspended at a higher rate. This bill would prohibit suspensions for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, shorten the length of suspensions for all students, and require schools to use proven alternatives to suspensions. Send the email below to let your state legislators know where you stand on this issue! (Personalizing the message increases its impact.)