Akron Schools Disciplining Black Students at Higher Rate than Urban Districts

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Monday, January 14, 2013

During the 2010-11 school year, Akron Public Schools disciplined black students at the highest rate of the eight largest urban districts in Ohio.

That’s among many findings in a report released late last year by the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, a child advocacy organization, and the Ohio Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit law office defending low-income Ohioans.

Akron Public Schools administrators reviewed the report and vow to convene this month to address the high frequency of disciplining minority and other students.

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