Missouri educators puzzled by different suspension rates for blacks and white

03/29/2004 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In St. Louis area districts, the suspension rate for black students can be as much as two to three times that of white students. Indiana University researcher Russ Skiba says that school systems can resolve the problem of disproportionate suspension rates by training employees in how to manage their classrooms and how to deal with students of different cultural backgrounds.

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