New civil rights data show persistent racial gaps in discipline, access to advanced coursework

| June 8, 2016

By U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

The nation’s public schools suspended significantly fewer students in 2014 than they did in 2012, according to the Civil Rights Data Collection, which the U.S. Education Department releases every two years, But stark racial gaps persisted — not only in the way students were disciplined but also in their access to experienced teachers and advanced math and science courses, according to the report released Tuesday.

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