Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Breaking: NCES Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016 #school safety

The National Center on Education Statistics of the Institute of Education Sciences released a report yesterday concerning school crime and safety.

The report addresses the numbers concerning crime, bullying, hate crimes and speech, school discipline and other related topics.

Concerning bullying, the report notes  "Between 2005 and 2015, the percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year decreased from 28 to 21 percent. A higher percentage of female than of male students reported being bullied at school during the school year in 2015 (23 vs. 19 percent)..."

Tables 19-1 and 19-2 compares disciplinary statistics and it shows that children with disabilities were about twice as likely to receive out-of-school suspensions as their non-disabled counterparts in school year 2011-2012. The same tables show that students with disabilities involved in disciplinary incidents in the same year were about twice as non-disabled students likely to be referred to law enforcement authorities.

You can read the entire 261 page report here.

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