The Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Closing the School Discipline Gap in California: Signs of Progress
- Author(s): Losen, Daniel J.
- Keith, Michael A., II
- Hodson, Cheri L.
- Martinez, Tia E.
- Belway, Shakti
- et al.
This report describes the most current state and district suspension rates, and covers both trends and racial disparities in the use of suspension in California. A spreadsheet accompanying this report enables any reader to find their own district’s most recent disaggregated data, as well as three- year trends for out-of-school suspensions, all of which can be compared to other districts in California. We hope that policymakers in the state and across the nation will take note of the state- and district-level progress, and of the large disparities indicating that a great deal more effort is warranted.