school suspensions

Students at Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia, said they were suspended for staging a protest after school officials refused to do anything about white students flying Confederate flags.

School suspensions don’t just unfairly penalize Black students – they lead to lower grades and "Black flight."

Secretary of Education John King is urging charter schools to take a different approach to school discipline. Research shows that charter schools suspend students--especially children of color--at a higher rate than public schools.

St. Louis school officials announced a ban against automatic out-of-school suspensions of students in preschool through second grade. This move follows a report that said Missouri leads the nation in suspending Black elementary school students.

Analysis of federal data finds that charter schools suspend students at a higher rate than public schools do. It also reveals racial disparities in charter school suspensions.