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Suspension and Expulsion Data

Minnesota is home to some of the worst racial disparities in the country and when it comes to education, it is no different. In Minnesota, Black students are 8 times more likely to be suspended or expelled, while Indigenous students are 10 times more likely to be suspended or expelled compared to their white peers. 

To help build more equitable and inclusive schools, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights entered into settlement agreements with 42 school districts and charter schools throughout the state. Each district and charter school developed their own plan to address discriminatory racial disparities in suspensions and expulsions by focusing on systems change.  

Our Department, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education, works with each district by hosting quarterly meetings, reviewing regular reports, and providing information and resources. When the agreements end, our Department remains committed to helping ensure that school district have policies and procedures that enable Black, Indigenous, and students of color to thrive at school. 

Below are agreements, plans, and reports from 41 school districts and charter schools involved in this effort. If you would like to request additional data about school districts or charter schools involved in this effort, please email datapractices.mdhr@state.mn.us. If you are a member of the media, please email taylor.putz@state.mn.us

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