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  • Study: Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior

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    University of Illinois social work professor Kate Wegmann found in a new study that black middle school students receive fewer warnings from their teachers about misbehavior, giving them fewer opportunities to correct their behavior on their own before the consequences escalate to exclusionary punishments such as office referrals and expulsion.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Kate M. Wegmann, call 217-333-2261; email kwegmann@illinois.edu

    The paper “Examining racial/ethnic disparities in school discipline in the context of student-reported behavior infractions” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.05.027