State Moves Toward Better Learning Opportunities for Expelled Students

January 8, 2018

A few years ago, a group of lawyers sued the state, claiming that two students were denied their right to an education because they had been expelled. One of them was a boy of color who moved to another town after he was expelled.

“The new school district didn’t provide him with any education at all — and actually kept him out of school longer than his expulsion,” said Marisa Halm, a lawyer for the Center for Children’s Advocacy, and part of the team that sued the state.

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