Study Finds Black School Students With Disabilities Are More Likely to Be Suspended or Expelled


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A new study led by Dorothy E. Hines, an assistant professor of African and African-American studies at the University of Kansas, has found that Black students with and without disabilities are significantly more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. The researchers found that Black girls with disabilities had the highest rate of overrepresentation in-school suspension and out-of-school suspension. Black boys experienced a greater representation in in-school suspension. Regardless of geographic area, Black girls and Black boys were more likely to receive disciplinary...