A new report examining discipline practices in Colorado adds to a growing string of findings pointing to patterns of disparity in school discipline procedures.
The report released this month by the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder finds schools in the state are on average more likely to assign suspensions than other disciplinary actions. Suspensions were given out disproportionately, with African-American students receiving out-of-school suspensions almost four times as often as their white peers. American Indian and Latino students were also assigned suspensions at higher rates than white and Asian-American students.
A version of this article appeared in the May 16, 2012 edition of Education Week as Discipline Disparities