Eighth Grade La. Student Arrested for Throwing Skittles on Bus
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Eighth Grade La. Student Arrested for Throwing Skittles on Bus

by Courtney Jacobs Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper An African-American eighth-grader was…

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California’s School Suspensions Show Racial Disparity
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California’s School Suspensions Show Racial Disparity

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (USA Today) — Teenager Dwayne Powe Jr. got a suspension in eighth grade. He…

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REPORT: Black Female Students Getting Much Harsher Punishments Than Classmates
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REPORT: Black Female Students Getting Much Harsher Punishments Than Classmates

Sonya Eskridge Special to the NNPA from the CHICAGO DEFENDER   (NNPA)—Black female students are…

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My Son Has Been Suspended Five Times. He’s 3.
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My Son Has Been Suspended Five Times. He’s 3.

(The Washington Post) – I received a call from my sons’ school in March telling me…

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Black Preschoolers’ Suspensions Triple that of Whites
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Black Preschoolers’ Suspensions Triple that of Whites

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even before they typically learn to…

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New Guidelines Address School Discipline Disparities
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New Guidelines Address School Discipline Disparities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the 2011-2012 school year, Black…

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Child Watch: Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies – A Failing Idea
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Child Watch: Zero Tolerance Discipline Policies – A Failing Idea

by Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Many school children in America are on summer break…

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