Understanding the Linkages Between Racial Achievement Gap and Racial Disciplinary Gap in the U.S.

Awarded Scholars:
Maithreyi Gopalan, Pennsylvania State University
Project Date:
Oct 2016
Award Amount:

Gopalan will investigate the links between the black-white “disciplinary gap”—or differences in rates of suspension and expulsion between black and white students—and racial academic achievement gaps. Using data from SEDA, she will look at how racial disciplinary gaps vary across districts and trace how the linkage between racial achievement gaps and racial disciplinary gaps varies across school districts.


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