The Maryland Board of Education on Tuesday agreed to make minor changes to proposals that schools shift toward more rehabilitative discipline practices aimed at reducing out-of-school suspensions and teaching students about positive behavior. The changes, which are in response to input from educators and others, do not change the spirit of the reforms, officials said. Among other things, the proposals would require schools to provide educational services to students during suspension, and track data regarding suspensions of minority students and students in special education.

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