Students with disabilities more likely to be suspended from school
The New York Times
and Education Week
published articles on a study that shows students with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be suspended from school as nondisabled students, with the highest rates among black children with disabilities. According to a new analysis of Department of Education data, 13 percent of disabled students in kindergarten through 12th grade were suspended during the 2009-10 school year, compared with 7 percent of students without disabilities. The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California, Los Angeles, conducted the study of data from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, which originally released the raw statistics in March.
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