Charter schools suspend more than traditional schools

Rate surpasses other systems; educators say method works

2012-13 Student Discipline Data Report

Data about how many Massachusetts students were disciplined between 2012 and 2013 and how was released Tuesday by the state's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. With infractions ranging from dress code violations to tardiness and cursing, 72 percent of all students have been punished with in-school or out-of-school suspensions.

The table below shows how many students in each district faced disciplinary measures-- including not being allowed into their regular classrooms, being required to stay home from school, or being permanently expelled from school.

2014 Massachusetts MCAS Rankings
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DATA: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education