Suspensions fall further in Montgomery County high schools -- Gazette.Net: The number of black and Hispanic high schoolers suspended from school fell in the second half of this past school year when compared with a year earlier, according to Montgomery County Public Schools data.
That continues a trend. School officials reported in March that, based on the first half of the school year, suspensions were down compared with the previous year, although more for white students than for their black and Hispanic peers.
School officials attributed the drop, in part, to professional development for staff that focused on race and equity.
While the schools have been looking at suspensions overall, the disproportionate numbers between ethnic and racial groups created a focus, said Christopher Garran, associate superintendent for high schools.