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Suspensions Are Down In U.S. Schools, But Large Racial Gaps Remain

Black students and students with a disability are twice as likely to be suspended, according to an analysis of federal data for NPR.
Racial disparities in discipline begin with the youngest children. Source: LA Johnson

Suspensions in U.S. schools are trending downward. But the progress is incremental, and large gaps — by race and by special education status — remain.

This data comes from an analysis of the latest federal data for NPR in partnership with the nonprofit organization Child Trends.

It comes as the Trump administration is preparing the final report from a school safety commission that is expected to

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