Report: Texas students in special education are disciplined more

08/16/2010 | TexasTribune.org (Austin)

Students in special education in Texas schools are almost twice as likely to be suspended, and account for 21% of students being expelled, although students in special education account for just 10% of the state's school population, a report finds. Many school districts are taking more a positive approach to discipline, however, guiding students toward more appropriate behavior, a technique that has had promising results in at least one school district, officials say.

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