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Discipline rates higher for Texas special education students


December 30, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — Special education students in Texas are more likely to receive some of the harshest punishments in the classroom, according to an analysis of state education data. Experts say that tracks with other estimates nationally that find disabled students disproportionally represented in the juvenile justice system.

The Houston Chronicle reports that roughly 1 in 10 students were listed as special education in the 2016-17 academic period. But that same year, special education students accounted for nearly one-fifth of students who were sent to alternative education programs, which...

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