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School suspensions and aboriginal students

Prompted by a friend, I’ve been taking a look at the data for NSW school suspensions, particularly for aboriginal students. You have to get deep into the NSW Board of Education website to do this (and convert pdfs into excel spreadsheets!) but it is worth it. In Australia, we have an over-arching goal to Close the Gap between indigenous and non indigenous outcomes across a range of measures. I’ve previously posted on a few measures. This time my focus is education, specifically, attendance rates. The overarching target is to close the gap between indigenous and non indigenous attendance rates by 2018 (next year!). The education department publishes a report annually on attendance rates in NSW government schools. It has quite a bit of info about aboriginal and non aboriginal attendance rates. Interestingly, though, mostly they are in separate tables and graphs from each other. So I’ve combined them here. The data is…