Public advocate gives Bronx and city suspension centers a failing grade

The public advocate is giving suspension centers in the Bronx and city a failing grade Wednesday.

Suspension centers were created a little more than a year ago to help rehabilitate students who are kicked out of school. Under the Department of Education's policy, students with more than two suspensions in two years must be sent to another school. But in a survey of 12 schools, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum found that 11 of them had students with two or more suspensions return to school.

A spokesperson for the Department of Education says the public advocate is misrepresenting the DOE's policy, adding that it only applies to students attending impact schools.

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