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(UK) Staffordshire: "Troubled youngsters" have higher rates of expulsion

July 4, 2018, Wolverhampton Express & Star: 146 students are expelled from Staffordshire schools https://www.expressandstar.com/news/education/2018/07/04/146-students-are-expelled-from-staffordshire-schools/ The county’s higher than average absence rates at the county’s units for troubled youngsters have sparked concerns. In total 146 pupils were permanently excluded from Staffordshire schools during the 2017/18 academic year up to the end of March. There were a further 23 exclusions that were cancelled. Persistent disruptive behaviour was the most common reason, with 61 cases, while other reasons related to drugs and alcohol, physical assaults on adults or other pupils and verbal abuse. …