Document Number: 11153Disproportionality in School Discipline: An Assessment of Trends in Maryland, 2009-12 Summary - More than 35 years of research indicates a national discipline gap between minority and White students. Recently, a similar gap between special education students and other students also has been highlighted. Using data from the Maryland State Department of Education, researchers found the percentage of Maryland students receiving out-of-school suspension or expulsion had dropped from 2009/10 to 2011-12, but because the decrease was more rapid for Whites, the White-Black gap increased. Statewide, Black and Special Ed students were removed at twice the rate of Whites. (Allan Porowski, Rosemarie O'Conner and Aikaterini Passa, Regional Educational Laboratory-Mid-Atlantic, March 2014)...
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