Portland punished over black special ed discipline

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Education says the Portland school district disciplines black special education students at a higher-than-acceptable rate, and ordered the district to spend $1.5 million on programs to improve the situation.

The money represents 15 percent of the federal funding the district gets from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Portland Public Schools reported that 19 of its 1,043 black special education students had a long-term disciplinary exclusion during 2012-13. That's down from 44 of 1,144 students three years earlier, but the state says it's still too many.

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