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State education officials pledge to reduce discipline disparity between Black, white students | News

Public schools in West Virginia have suspended Black students at twice the rate of white students over the past five years, underscoring a disparity highlighted in 2015.

State education officials earlier this month pledged to partner with minority leaders, study the problem and review statewide discipline policies.

“We’re going to make sure that we’re providing for opportunities for mentoring processes in there, restorative practices in there, structures in there that our schools and districts can use,” said state Education Department official Drew McClanahan.

But the Rev. Matthew Watts, a long-time community activist on Charleston’s West Side, is skeptical. He has

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Former adviser to Boris Johnson will head Government’s racial disparity commission

Boris Johnson said the cross-Government commission 'will examine inequality in the UK, across the whole population' - Shutterstock
Boris Johnson said the cross-Government commission ‘will examine inequality in the UK, across the whole population’ – Shutterstock

The Government has appointed an education charity boss to lead its new racial disparity commission and hold “a national conversation about race”.

Dr Tony Sewell CBE was confirmed by the Government as the chairman of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities on Thursday.

Dr Sewell, the current head of education charity Generating Genius, previously worked with Boris Johnson in 2013 when he led the then London Mayor’s education inquiry into the capital’s schools, resulting in the creation of the London Schools

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