Ann Dornfeld en Federal Probe Targets Uneven Discipline At Seattle Schools The Education Department has launched an investigation into discipline rates in Seattle public schools.<p>Students of color have long been punished in far higher numbers than white students in Seattle, but now the department's Office for Civil Rights is looking at whether black students are disciplined more frequently and more harshly than white students for the same behavior.<p>African-American students in Seattle schools are suspended at a staggering rate. More than one in four black middle-schoolers are suspended at least once in any given school year. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 23305 at