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Mar 2, 2016 12:51 PM

NH students are way less likely to get expelled from school

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — Students are far less likely to be expelled from school in New Hampshire than elsewhere, while the frequency of in-school and out-of-school suspensions are more in line with national trends.

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire researched school discipline rates from 2010 through 2014. In a report published this week, researchers say the national expulsion rate of 2.7 percent is more than 100 times higher than New Hampshire's rate, which is .01 percent for all students and .02 percent for middle and high school students. The report didn't address possible reasons for the difference.

Researchers also found considerable variation among schools when it comes to suspending students. The rate of in-school suspension at urban middle and high schools was twice as high as the rate for non-urban schools.

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