Report: Suspension Rates

A new report released by the Civil Rights Project looks at suspension rates in 6,800 school districts across the U.S.

The results are not specifically analyzed for English Language Learners, as discussed in this Education Week blog post: How Often Are English-Learners Suspended? – Learning the Language

The findings from the Executive Summary of the CRP Report:

  • National suspension rates show that 17%, or 1 out of every 6 Black school- children enrolled in K-12, were suspended at least once. That is much higher than the 1 in 13 (8%) risk for Native Americans; 1 in 14 (7%) for Latinos; 1 in 20 (5%) for Whites; or the 1 in 50 (2%) for Asian Americans.
  • For all racial groups combined, more than 13% of students with disabilities were suspended. This is approximately twice the rate of their non-disabled peers.
  • Most disturbing is the fact that one out of every four (25%) Black children with disabilities enrolled in grades K-12 was suspended at least once in 2009-2010.
  • Students with disabilities and Black students were also more likely to be suspended repeatedly in a given year than to be suspended just once. The reverse was true for students without disabilities and for most other racial/ethnic groups.
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