We expel preschool kids three times as often as K-12 students. Here's how to change that.

A national study revealed that expulsion rates of preschool students - especially Black males - were startlingly high, especially compared to any other K-12 grade. The pattern was also shown to create a vicious cycle, exacerbating the likelihood of suspension in later grades. But a remedy was already in place in Connecticut, where a mental-health professional was kept on-hand to provide behavior coaching for teachers, drastically reducing expulsion rates. Seattle looks to replicate their model.

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