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SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Following a report by the Rhode Island ACLU addressing a disparity in minority out-of-school suspensions, Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D - Dist. 34, Narragansett, South Kingstown) introduced a bill that would require the commissioner of education to develop a method to analyze disciplinary data and the impact on students based on race.
â€śItâ€™s important for districts to start critically reviewing the practice of suspension,â€ť Tanzi said in an interview Wednesday. â€śTake away all of the distinguishing characteristics of the individual and just look at their actions. The schools need to find a plan to look at this more critically.â€ť
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