Tag Archives: English-language learners

Disproportionate Numbers of Minorities and English Learners in Special Education Programs

The overrepresentation and underrepresentation of minority students in special education programs represents a national issue that has pervaded society for the past several decades. Mark Guiberson, author of “Hispanic Representation in Special Education: Patterns and Implications,” explains that “overrepresentation occurs when the percentage of minority students in special education programs is greater than that in […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Los Angeles School Board Cracks Down on Suspensions for Minor Infractions, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Amid a deepening debate over appropriate school discipline, board members of the nation’s second largest school district — Los Angeles Unified — took bold steps this week sure to be noticed nationally. They voted to prohibit out-of-school suspensions of students […]