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Bill Would Ban Out-of-School Suspensions in Pre-K

D.C. Bill Would Ban Out-of-School Suspension in Pre-K

A bill was introduced in Washington, D.C., this week that would ban out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for children in city-funded pre-kindergarten programs. 

The bill was brought to the table by Independent Council Member David Grosso, who said he "can't imagine what sort of behavior would make suspension or expulsion appropriate punishment for a 3 or 4-year-old," said The Washington Post. "He says students who get suspended usually end up in more trouble later."

The District's Office of State Superintendent of Education reported that 181 pre-kindergartners were suspended or expelled in the 2012-2013 school year. Only 77 children in the state of Maryland saw the same punishment. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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