Russell Skiba

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A group of 23 nationally recognized experts from the social science, education, and legal fields — directed by Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Russell J. Skiba and supported by two large philanthropies — has found clear evidence that students of color, particularly African Americans, and students with disabilities are suspended at hugely disproportionate rates, perpetuating […]

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Who gets expelled from school, and why? That’s a question Russell Skiba has considered frequently in his research. His most recent exploration of the topic, a study entitled Parsing Disciplinary Disproportionality delivered at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, examines the relative contributions of type of behavior, student demographic variables, and school […]