Study shows school discipline gaps for Minnesota students | WVIA

Study shows school discipline gaps for Minnesota students

Last Updated by Associated Press on
Dateline: St. Paul
A new study highlighting wide gaps in school discipline between Minnesota's white and minority students is raising concerns among state human rights leaders.

The report released Friday found students of color were twice as likely to be suspended or expelled as their white peers, despite making up a smaller share of students. The department also found a similar gap between students with disabilities and students without disabilities.

Native American students were ten times as likely to be disciplined as white students. Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey says the department plans to work with schools "to ensure equal treatment" of students.

The department did not include discipline from fights, possession of weapons or drugs in its
pbs.pngnpr.pngpbskids.png
listenlive_fulllength.jpg cove_spacer.png
Now Playing on WVIA-FM

        

nprnews5.jpg

'An Indescribable Feeling': Virgin Galactic Makes Historic Trip To Edge Of Space

Four years after another test flight ended tragically, the company is celebrating a milestone: Its manned spacecraft...

Suspected Strasbourg Shooter Reportedly Killed By Police

The suspect had been the target of a massive manhunt since Tuesday.

Trump Defends Hush-Money Payments In Fox News Interview

The president says he never directed his onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen to do anything wrong. Cohen pleaded...

healthybites_sidebar2.png reserve3.png artscene_header.png