Public school students in New York City were suspended 73,441 times during the 2010-11 school year, a 2.4 percent increase over the year before, district officials announced. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said officials would take a close look at racial disparities in the figures. Fifty-two percent of the students suspended last year were black, 37 percent were Hispanic, and 7 percent were white, compared with a district enrollment that is 29 percent black, 40 percent Hispanic, and 15 percent white.
A version of this article appeared in the November 09, 2011 edition of Education Week as N.Y.C. Students Suspended 73,441 Times in 2010-11