Black students in Brevard Public Schools are being disciplined with suspensions 21/2 times more often than their white peers, despite the fact that they make up a smaller percentage of the overall student population.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating allegations of race-based discrimination in Brevard Public Schools. Four complaints filed by the North Brevard Chapter of the NAACP triggered the investigation, an agency spokesman confirmed.
Nirvi Shah -- Yet another school district is being investigated over disparities in the discipline rates of students of different races. News reports Wednesday said that the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights is investigating the 71,000-student Brevard County school district on Florida's east coast after four complaints were filed with the agency.
Port Canaveral and Brevard County educators teamed up for what might be a national first -- a state-accredited social studies program focusing on business operations and environmental issues at a major seaport.
Brevard students who take at least six Advanced Placement courses and meet certain school requirements could receive a special diploma recognizing their work, a move the students hope will make them even more attractive to colleges.