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Suspensions Are Down But Disproportionate In Greenwich Schools

Suspension and expulsions are down at Greenwich schools, but minorities and special-education students are still disciplined at a disproportionately higher rate.
Suspension and expulsions are down at Greenwich schools, but minorities and special-education students are still disciplined at a disproportionately higher rate. Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Suspension and expulsion rates are on the decline in Greenwich schools, but minority and special-education students are still disciplined at a disproportionate rate, according to Greenwich Time.

Mary Forde, the district’s director of pupil personnel services, said the problem may be in systems that make students more likely to engage in behaviors that get them in trouble, rather than deliberate bias, and she called for a look at how to better support minority and special-education students, Greenwich Time reported.

Experts say that bias can persist among educators without them realizing it, said Greenwich Time.

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