‘Devastating impact’: Rise in proportion of disabled students expelled during pandemic

Almost one in three students expelled from Victorian government schools during the first year of the pandemic had a disability, up from one in seven the previous year, in a pattern of exclusion that youth disability advocates warn is merely “the tip of the iceberg”.

The official number of student expulsions fell to 68 in 2020, the lowest number in a decade, as most students spent well over 100 days learning remotely.

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Topics:
Education, Training, Early Intervention

Author:
Adam Carey

Source:
The Age

Date published:
Tue 12th Apr, 2022