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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NCES Publishes a Report on School Crime and Safety

From Jim Gerl's Special Education Law Blog

By Jim Gerl, Esq.
June 4, 2016

The national Center for Education Statistics of the Institute of Education Sciences has released a report entitled Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2015.

The report includes a wealth of school safety information for both K-12 and post-secondary education. Topics include victimization, school conditions, discipline, safety and security measures, and criminal incidents.

Read the entire 246-page report here.

It includes a chapter on bullying.

Concerning special education and discipline: I particularly call your attention to Tables 19.1 and 19.2 on pages 177-178 of the report. Here are a few statistics from the report; all numbers are for the 2011-2012 school year:
  • 0.42% of students with disabilities received corporal punishment as compared to 0.36% of students in general.
  • 11.84% of students with disabilities received out-of-school suspensions vs. 6.4% of all students.
  • 0.38% of students with disabilities were expelled vs. 0.22% of all students.
  • 0.27% of students with disabilities were arrested at school vs. 0.13% of all students. 

Check out this large compilation of data on school crime and safety.

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