Wednesday, December 11, 2013
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minneapolis school board will look over possible changes to the district's student discipline policy Tuesday night. The changes would be the first in a decade and are being pushed to ease pressure from the federal government. The "Star Tribune" reports the current policy often results in harsher penalties for special education, black, and Native American students. In 2012, the suspension rate for black students was five times higher than that for whites, while Native Americans were suspended four times more often than white kids.