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Civil rights group calls for federal investigation of Hawaii’s school suspensions

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “People have come to us saying that their kids have been suspended for 92 days, which is more than half the school year, for smelling like cannabis.”

    Rae Shih

    The legal fellow for the ACLU of Hawaii is pictured with Louis Erteschik, left, executive director of the Hawaii Disability Rights Center, and Joshua Wisch, ACLU of Hawaii executive director

The Hawaii Disability Rights Center is asking the federal government to investigate why students with disabilities here are suspended from public schools far longer than their peers. Read more

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