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School Discipline Disparities Continue to Grow for Students of Color 

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Disparities in school discipline continue to grow. New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that while Black students represent only 15% of students in school, they make up 31% of students who are referred to law-enforcement or arrested at school. This trend only reinforces the school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately affects Black students, preventing their access to quality education. Restorative Justice Practices provide an alternative to these traditional punitive discipline practices by utilizing strategies to create a positive school climate where all children get a fair chance to thrive.  

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