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Rethinking ‘Troublemakers’

School Suspension Summit Challenges Education Leaders to Reevaluate Discipline Methods

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Turn the Page KC, the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department and the mayor’s office convened school district leaders and community stakeholders in September to review city-wide suspension data. This data from the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project at UCLA showed in a 2015 study that Missouri suspended black elementary students, particularly black boys, at a higher rate than any other state during the 2011-12 school year.

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