Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Maryland bills would ban, study early childhood suspensions (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Students of color and students with disabilities in prekindergarten through second grade are disproportionately suspended at a higher rate than their peers, according to a state schools report. Sen. Will Smith, D-Montgomery, is sponsoring an early childhood suspension and expulsion prohibition bill, which will ban prekindergarten through second grade suspensions. Limited exceptions include a student ...