When the COVID-19 outbreak began in Los Angeles during March 2020, County leadership was quick to roll out several measures to stem the spread of
Students Suspended: The percentage of enrolled students who are suspended at any point in a given school year. Students who are suspended multiple times are only counted once.
Students Suspended for Defiance Only: The percentage of enrolled students who are suspended at any point in a given school year, with a listed reason of “disruption”. This excludes suspensions that are give due to violence, weapons, or drugs.
The original data comes at the school level. Our team geocoded the school locations to generate X/Y coordinates, then spatial joined each point to 2020 Census Tracts.
California Department of Education (CDE) Ed-Data/Data Quest
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Why are these variables important to measure?
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