Summary of Discipline Data for Girls in U.S. Public Schools: an Analysis from the 2013-14 U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Data Collection

Bar Graph_Nationwide Prevelance of Discipline Practices for Female Students By National Black Women’s Justice Institute and Misha N. Inniss-Thompson
September 3, 2017 5:12 pm

In this study, the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and Misha N. Inniss-Thompson sought to examine the extent of disparate school disciplinary practices for female students nationwide, with a focus on Black and Latina girls in comparison to their White female counterparts. Data presented in this fact sheet is focused explicitly on girls without disabilities and with disabilities served under the Individuals with Educational Disabilities Act in K-12 public schools.

To examine disciplinary trends, we used the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) from the 2013-14 school year, which the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights made available in June of 2016. The CRDC is collected biennially and reflects self-reported information from every public school and school district in the country.


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