Spokane School District suspends more kindergarteners and first graders than high school students. From the Spokesman-Review:
There have been more kindergarten and first-grade suspensions – 171 – than there have been high school suspensions – 160 – in the first 54 days of the current school year. Districtwide, Spokane Public Schools has reduced suspensions.I read the explanations for this - more kindergartners than any other grade, kids aren't socialized yet, no intervention rooms in elementary schools and not enough teacher support - but that still seems odd to me that there would be that many little kids who "had" to be suspended.
Special education students continued to be suspended at a disproportionate rate. Although comprising only 12 percent of the district’s student population, those who are considered special education students receive 34 percent of all district suspensions.
KUOW had an interesting take on an election map - show your teenagers what a difference proportions in maps can make.
I wanted to give a shout-out, via the West Seattle Herald, to Shelby's Bistro and Ice Creamery which is hosting fundraisers over a series of nights to support schools in West Seattle including: Fairmount Park, Genesee Hill Elementary, Alki Elementary, Denny Middle School and West Seattle High School. Thanks for your support of public schools.
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