Seattle officials frustrated by discipline gap

01/12/2006 | SeattlePI.com

Even though Seattle schools' expulsion rates dropped radically last year, black students still were about twice as likely as white peers to be suspended for either short- or long-term periods, according to new data from the district. The school system has undergone efforts to lessen the "discipline gap" by paring down class sizes, training teachers in classroom management and switching to a policy of escalating sanctions.

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