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Title:  Disproportionality in school discipline: An assessment of trends in Maryland, 2009–12
Description: This study examines whether disproportionate rates of suspensions and expulsions exist for racial/ethnic minority students and special education students in Maryland during the period 2009/10 to 2011/12. The study found that disproportionalities between Black and White students increased in 2011/12 despite an overall decrease in the number of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions. Moreover, black students receive out-of-school suspensions or expulsions at more than twice the rate of White students. In addition, special education students are removed from school at more than twice the rate of students who are not in special education. This “Stated Briefly” report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name, released on March 5, 2014.
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Cover Date: June 2014
Web Release: June 17, 2014
Print Release: June 17, 2014
Publication #: REL 2014033
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: Rosemarie O’Conner, Allan Porowski, and Aikaterini Passa: ICF International
Type of Product: Stated Briefly
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Stated Briefly, please contact:
Amy Johnson.