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Minority students aren't always equal in special education

7:06 AM, Mar. 4, 2013
The Green Bay School District is working to ensure minorities don't make up a disproportionate number of students in special education programs.
The Green Bay School District is working to ensure minorities don't make up a disproportionate number of students in special education programs.
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The Green Bay School District - like others throughout Wisconsin - is working to make sure minorities in special-education programs are proportionate to the overall student population.

Those proportions, however, are sometimes askew.

About 53 percent of the student population in the Green Bay district was white in fall 2012, and white students made up 50.7 percent of students enrolled in special education. Black students, however, made up 12.4 percent of students in special education but only 7.8 percent of the entire student body. Similarly, Native American students made up 6.5 ...

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