NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is crediting a city program for improving one of New York City’s most dangerous schools.
The mayor said Wednesday that his administration is “laser-focused” on improving Automotive High School and the rest of the 94 schools involved in the School Renewal Program.READ MORE: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held In The Bronx's Little Italy
De Blasio visited the school, where he said suspensions are down 47 percent compared with last year and the two most serious classifications of violent incidents are down 33 percent.
“We are working every single day to deepen the progress happening on the ground at schools like Automotive,” de Blasio said. “We’re ensuring they have the right leadership and the support they need to turn around and deliver the education these students deserve.”