Thousands of preschool kids face suspension

The Education Department

Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools, and they're disproportionately black.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools, and they're disproportionately black.

The Education Department's civil rights arm says black children represent about 18% of children enrolled in preschool programs, but they're almost half of the students suspended more than once.

The data gathered by the Education Department don't explain why the disparities exist or why the students were suspended.

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