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Black student arrests raise concern

New data show racial disparities

WASHINGTON - African-American students in large school systems are arrested far more often on campus than their white peers, new federal data show. The data, from an Education Department civil rights survey released Tuesday, provide the government’s most extensive examination yet of how public schools bring police into the handling of student offenses.

The new figures also show continuing racial disparities in out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, which are far more common in schools than arrests and referrals to law enforcement.

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