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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 recently arrested for throwing Skittles on a bus in Louisiana. According to online news site Vocativ, a bus driver transporting students in Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish School District told a group Read More

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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 students without disabilities were more than three times as likely to be expelled or suspended as their White counterparts, according to data from the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Read More