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Using data from the state, this investigative series determined that black students in Missouri were significantly more likely to be suspended for behavior issues than their white peers who committed similar offenses, prompting education officials to revise their policies.
- In Missouri, suspensions more frequent and harsher for young black students
- What does it mean to have equity in education? This tiny neighborhood elementary school in St. Louis is trying to find out
- Update: More St. Louis area schools pledge to reduce out-of-school suspensions
- How did your Missouri school district handle K-3 suspensions last year? Check our database
- Peter Balonon-Rosen, Reporter, WBUR
- Brent Jones, Data Journalist, St. Louis Public Radio
- Tim Lloyd, Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio
- Kameel Stanley, Reporter, St. Louis Public Radio
Comments from the Judges
“I like the storytelling by Tim and Kameel and they did a great job demonstrating the impact of out of school suspensions. These two do a great job making education reporting accessible, and addressing the post-Ferguson equity issues is an important topic.”
“This is great, well-produced, accessible and thorough reporting.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.