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Report: 2.7M students suspended in 2015-16 despite efforts to curb exclusionary discipline

Many school districts are attempting to reduce the number of expulsions and slow the school-to-prison pipeline that tends to disproportionately impact students of color and students with disabilities.

According to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ report, the number of suspensions steadily increased since the late ’80s and early ’90s, but dropped by about 20% between 2011 and 2014.

Among its recommendations for continuing that progress, the report suggests:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights continue providing guidance on compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws in school discipline

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