K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities [open pdf - 5MB]
This report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to Congressional requesters examines "Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities." From the Document: "GAO was asked to review the use of discipline in schools. To provide insight into these issues, this report examines (1) patterns in disciplinary actions among public schools, (2) challenges selected school districts reported with student behavior and how they are approaching school discipline, and (3) actions Education and Justice have taken to identify and address disparities or discrimination in school discipline. GAO analyzed discipline data from nearly all public schools for school year 2013-14 from Education's Civil Rights Data Collection; interviewed federal and state officials, as well as officials from a total of 5 districts and 19 schools in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Dakota, and Texas. We selected these districts based on disparities in suspensions for Black students, boys, or students with disabilities, and diversity in size and location."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/