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"Closing the School Discipline Gap in California: Signs of Progress"

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California suspended 200,000 fewer students in 2013-14 than it did two years earlier, according to a new report by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

When adjusted for enrollment, the suspension rate declined from 11.4 per 100 students enrolled to 8.1 per 100 students over three years. The report found 77 percent of the decline was due to fewer suspensions for disruption or willful defiance, a category that has previously been found to disproportionately target poor and minority students.

Vol. 35, Issue 14, Page 5

Published in Print: December 9, 2015, as School Suspensions
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