2016 Year in Review

It has been just over 300 days since I started this blog, and in that time, I have written 95 posts. I started it as a dinky little Tumblr account, and have grown into a full-on Blog. And while I started by just sharing this with my students and friends, there are now people, whom I have never […]

Ethnic groups get suspended for different reasons

When you look at the break down for why students get suspended based on ethnicity, you see some interesting patterns.  I forgot to label this, but these are out-of-school suspensions by ethnicity, out of 100%. There are two real trends here that can be seen in the green and red bars. African American students are […]

Why do students get suspended or expelled in LAUSD?

When schools suspend or expel a student, they report it to the state. They report two things that are then made public in data – 1. The reason for the suspension/expulsion and 2. the ethnicity of the student who received the suspension/expulsion. The reasons for expulsion are defined in the California EdCode, which is both […]