Wilkinsburg School District http://wesa.fm en Study: Minority Students More Likely to be Suspended, Expelled http://wesa.fm/post/study-minority-students-more-likely-be-suspended-expelled <p>Minority and special-needs students are more likely to be disciplined by being suspended or expelled from schools. That’s according to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania: Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Public Schools.</p><p>The study’s author, ACLU’s Harold Jordan, aggregated data from the commonwealth’s 500 public school districts on out-of-school suspensions, expulsions and removal by police.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:21:26 +0000 Jessica Nath 19830 at http://wesa.fm Wilkinsburg School District Conducts Survey in Hopes of Change http://wesa.fm/post/wilkinsburg-school-district-conducts-survey-hopes-change <p>The Wilkinsburg Public School District has a storied past, but in recent decades, it has been struggling.&nbsp; District and borough officials want to change that, and they are asking residents for their input.</p><p>Elected officials are conducting a survey asking what the community wants to see its school district and borough provide in the future.</p><p>The school district and Community Leadership Team are asking residents, workers and business owners in the borough to take the 17-question survey.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:29:02 +0000 Jessica Nath 10483 at http://wesa.fm