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CAUSE AND EFFECT A new study focusing on suspensions issued to New York City high school students finds that suspensions lead to higher dropout rates and other academic problems. Chalkbeat
SUIT UP The city’s education department has delayed and denied access to special education services for students at Success Academy schools in the Bronx, according to a new lawsuit filed by parents in the charter network. Chalkbeat, New York Daily News
GETTING THE LEAD OUT Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to test for lead in every New York City Housing Authority apartment where lead paint may have been applied, a massive expansion that comes after the city acknowledged that 800 children tested positive for lead poisoning. New York Times, New York Daily News
New research suggests cities can mitigate the negative learning and behavioral effects of lead exposure. Chalkbeat
CHANCELLOR CRITIQUE Editorial: Some of Chancellor Richard Carranza’s early policy moves — on specialized high schools and saving a Harlem middle school from closure — are misguided. New York Post
P-TECH Employers are increasingly looking to train high school students through partnerships with local schools, including in New York City. CNN
EXPLAINER Here’s everything you should know about Betsy DeVos’ decision to scrap Obama-era guidance on race in school admissions — and what it could mean for K-12 schools. Chalkbeat