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Discipline skew to be probed at Schenectady schools

Racial, middle-school suspensions eyed

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The same consultant group that helped Schenectady reorganize its special education department will now evaluate student suspensions. The district suspends more black students than white students, even though both groups make up an equal amount of the student population, Superintendent Laurence Spring said. He called the data “hard to look at.” “We need to look at equity issues,” he said. Spring wants to make sure misbehaving white students are given the same punishments as misbehaving ...

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