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Feds Investigate Disciplinary Practices of Houston-Area School District

In Texas, many students have ended up in court for getting into fights or even cursing. Some have also ended up with criminal records. In 2010, the advocacy group Texas Appleseed spoke out against the high number of students being issued citations, in particular African American students.

Some school districts have responded by finding other ways to handle disciplinary problems. Dallas public schools, for example, are actually issuing fewer citations year to year. But as KUHF in Houston reports, the Bryan school district, two and half hours south of here, is under tough scrutiny.

Via KUHF: Feds Investigate School District For Alleged Discrimination Of Ticketing African American Students

Stella M. Chávez is KERA’s immigration/demographics reporter/blogger. Her journalism roots run deep: She spent a decade and a half in newspapers – including seven years at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered education and won the Livingston Award for National Reporting, which is given annually to the best journalists across the country under age 35.