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New DOE Stats Show Fewer Kids Being Suspended In City Schools

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New statistics from the Department of Education show that fewer kids are getting suspended in city public schools.

The number dropped for the third consecutive year.

According to information released by the Department of Education, suspensions in the 2012-2013 school year were down 23 percent from the year before and down 27 percent from two years ago.

More than half of the suspensions were given to black students, even though they make up a little more than one-quarter of the overall student population, and more than one-third of the suspensions were for special needs students, though they only make up 12 percent of the population.

The DOE also says that crime in school is down 49 percent since 2001.

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