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MPS Agrees to Settle U.S. Civil Rights Complaint Over Discipline of Black Students

Milwaukee Public Schools has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to resolve a complaint that it discriminated against black students in suspensions and other disciplinary actions.

Under the terms of the agreement, MPS must, among other things, improve its monitoring and data collection, better train staff, update its disciplinary policies and develop early identification and intervention strategies for students at risk for behavioral problems.

Superintendent Darienne Driver said she is confident MPS can reduce the racial disparities in discipline in the district, which has had among the highest suspension rates in the country in recent years.