Los Angeles Times
California schools have sharply reduced the number of students they are suspending or expelling amid growing pressure to keep students in school with alternative disciplinary measures, state officials announced Wednesday.
The number of suspensions dropped by 14.1% to 609,471 last year from 709,596 over the previous year. Expulsions declined by 12.3% to 8,562 from 9,758 over the same period, said state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.