Portland school district fined for ‘over-disciplining’ black students

Portland school district fined for ‘over-disciplining’ black students

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Kyle Olson

EAG News

PORTLAND, Ore. – An Oregon school district has been fined by the state for “over-disciplining” black students.

The Oregon Department of Education has fined Portland Public Schools for disciplining African American special education students at a higher rate than other students.

The punishment means the district must use $1.5 million, or 15 percent of its federal funding from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, between the 2014-15 school year and the 2015-16 school year to address the problem.

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