Did a 50 percent suspension rate for special ed kids affect KIPP's application for a charter renewal? Not in the least.
. . . .According to new data from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, only about 10 percent of all district students received an out-of-school suspension for one day or more during the 2014-2015 school year – a decrease from 11 percent in the prior year. Yet, the data shows, at several KIPP schools, the suspension rates are higher than the D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) average.
At KIPP DC AIM Academy – a middle school in Ward 8 – special education students were suspended at a rate of 48.2 percent, significantly higher than the 28.2 percent average for DCPS. Woodruff expressed concern that suspended students would end up in what has come to be known as the “school-to-prison” pipeline. - See more at: http://afro.com/kipp-d-c-s-high-suspension-rates-raise-alarms/#sthash.Jn498jNA.dpuf