Delaware: One in 8 DE students suspended in 2015-2016

Oct 14, 2017, Delaware State News: One in 8 Del. students suspended in 2015-16 Nearly 17,300 students in Delaware public schools were suspended or expelled in the 2015-2016 school year, about 12.7 percent of the state’s 136,000 students. In other words, one in eight pupils received serious discipline, ranging from a one-day in-school suspension to expulsion. ... A majority of school offenses were either offensive touching or fighting, which saw 3,800 and 2,900 incidents, respectively. … According to Mr. Matthews, an increasing number of students are coming to schools “with trauma.”