Alex Zimmerman

When Is a Student 'Gifted' or 'Disabled'? New Study Shows Racial Bias Plays a Role in Deciding

Racial bias among educators may play a larger role than previously understood in deciding whether students are referred for special education or gifted programs, according to new research from NYU.

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New York City Promised Free Preschool to Every Family. So Why Do Some Students With Disabilities Struggle to Find Seats?

Shavon Gilliam realized her son Mikel was different about six months after his first birthday.

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What Do Kindergarteners Get Suspended for, Anyway?

When [New York] Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city would no longer suspend students in kindergarten through second grade, he reinvigorated a debate about his “restorative” approach to school discipline.

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New York City Will No Longer Suspend Students in Grades K-2

NEW YORK –– Schools will no longer be allowed to suspend students in kindergarten through second grade, one of a series of new safety policies announced Thursday that includes creating a process for removing metal detectors from some school buildings.

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In Four Poorer Neighborhoods, NYC Scraps Tests to Create New Gifted System

Faced with another year in which few children in several poor districts met the city’s official criteria for giftedness, New York City is changing the rules.

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