This study from the Regional Educational Laboratory at Education Northwest highlights student exclusionary patterns in urban school districts in Oregon during the 2011-12 school year. The study examines exclusionary discipline by grade, gender, race/ethnicity, and special education status. Key findings include:
- The percentage of students receiving exclusionary discipline was 2.5 times higher for male students than for female students. The percentage was higher for American Indian, Black, Hispanic, and multiracial students.
- The most common reasons for suspension and expulsion were physical and verbal aggression and insubordination/disruption.
- Nearly 40 percent of students who were suspended received more than one suspension.
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