Report: Black students disciplined at higher rate in WV schools
JAKE JARVIS, Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia State University hosting the “State of African Americans in West Virginia: K-12 Education Equity Summit” at the school’s student union on Monday morning.
In the state’s public schools, black children are disciplined at higher rates than white students and other minority groups, according to data from the West Virginia Department of Education.
Although black students make up slightly less than 5 percent of all the students in the public school system, they account for 10 percent of all students expelled from school and 10 percent of the students who receive out-of school suspension.