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Wash. State to Have Better Understanding of Why Schools Suspend, Expel Kids

Vague data and “lack of common definitions” have made it difficult to compare Washington state’s schools or districts’ discipline policies, according to a task force report released Tuesday — and potentially even obscured disparities in how schools disciplined students in different racial groups. But that’s set to change. State education officials will begin collecting data on suspensions and expulsions for 10 new categories of student infractions often counted previously as “other behavior,” according to the new report.