Bucks Co.’s Students Of Color Receive Harsher Discipline: Report 

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BUCKS COUNTY, PA — Students of color in Bucks County school districts are more likely than white students to face out-of-school suspensions and disciplinary action involving police, according to a recent data analysis by the Bucks County Courier Times.The numbers are pulled from records reported to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, which keeps track of out-of-school suspensions and referrals to law enforcement by school officials along lines of race and ethnicity.Among the Courier Times’ findings from the 2017-18 school year: in the New Hope-Solebury School District, Hispanic students account for less than 6 percent of the student body but 25 percent of out-of-school suspensions; in the Pennsbury School District, which is 6 percent Black, 19 percent of out-of-school suspensions were of Black students; in the Bensalem School District, 12 percent of the student body is Black, and yet Black students accounted for 27 percent of out-of-school suspensions.

Source: Patch Bucks Co.’s Students Of Color Receive Harsher Discipline: Report | Patch

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