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OPI report prompts closer look at suspensions


An initial report from the state Office of Public Instruction showing high percentages of suspensions prompted Havre's director of education to take a closer look at the numbers. Andy Carlson said that he and his staff broke down the figures and updated them to more closely examine what percentage of Native American students were being suspended vs. white students. "It's good that information like this makes us ask those questions," Carlson said. And while those questions are uncomfortable, "I was pleased to see those results," he said. The numbers from 2006-07 show that 51 percent of Nativ...

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