Minneapolis Public Schools To Change Discipline Strategies

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minneapolis Public School system is reevaluating how they discipline children.

This comes after some alarming numbers got the district some negative attention.

Records show minority students and those with special needs are getting harsher punishments than white students.

Last year, black students were suspended at a rate more than five times that of white students.

Black Students are also out of school as punishment for an average of one day longer than Asian, Latino or white students.

The school board will announce changes to the way Minneapolis Schools discipline children at Tuesday night’s board meeting.

The district says it’s critical not to resort to suspension early on in many cases, but instead help children learn better behavior after a mistake, rather than just being taken out of school.

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