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Lemoore Native American Students Experience ‘Egregiously High’ Rates of Suspension, Expulsion

A recently published study says that Native American students in California experience suspension rates that are twice as high as the state average. The same study also found that expulsion rates of those students are particularly high in Kings County. The Sacramento Native American Higher Education Collaborative and the Community College Equity Assessment Lab at San Diego State University published their findings last month in a report called “ From Boarding Schools to Suspension Boards: Suspensions and Expulsions of Native American students in California Public Schools .” Using data from the California Department of Education, researchers found that Native American boys are 40 times more likely to be expelled from school in Kings County than in any other county in the state. “It really plays a significant, important factor in a student’s trustworthiness of their system, of education,” said Dr. Molly Springer, a co-author of the study. She says the high rates of discipline due to

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