Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Texas Districts Flagged for Suspending Students With Disabilities

By Nirvi Shah from On Special Education

Disability Rights Texas has flagged 30 districts for disproportionately using out-of-school suspensions to punish students with disabilities.

Based on data from the Texas Education Agency, the group said that in these 30 districts, about 22 percent of students with disabilities were suspended out of school during the 2010-11 school year, compared to an average of 7 percent for students with disabilities in all Texas districts. But across all groups of students in all districts, only about 4 percent of students were suspended out of school, Disability Rights Texas said in a report this month.

The group, along with several others, is asking the districts to change their approaches to discipline.

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