School Suspensions Drive Learning Loss in 28 Districts

School Suspensions Drive Learning Loss in 28 Districts

October 14, 2020

A new study from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA describes how middle and high school students in 28 U.S. school districts lost more than a year of learning due to suspension, reports Linda Jacobson for the 74 Million. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states and districts are supposed to include student policing data in state report cards and data reported to the federal government. Daniel Losen, Director of the Civil Rights Project, says no state has complied and that large districts are failing to report even the numbers of school-related arrests of students.