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Staunton, VA: 25% increase in suspensions

Oct 20, 2017, Staunton (VA) News Leader: Suspension rates on the rise in Va., Augusta County http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/2017/10/20/suspension-rates-rise-va-augusta-county/780288001/ County Schools saw a 25 percent increase in short-term suspensions last year compared with the 2015-16 school year, mirroring a statewide trend. An update to the Legal Aid Justice Center’s Suspended Progress report reveals that during the 2015-16 school year, Virginia schools issued more than 131,500 out-of-school suspensions to more than 70,000 students, marking an increase in the Commonwealth’s suspension rate after four years of a downward trend....