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By the Web Editors 10-17-2018

ProPublica has released a new interactive database that allows users to examine racial disparities in more than 96,000 individual public and charter schools, and 17,000 districts across the United States.

You can search the racial composition of individual schools and also compare school districts on issues of opportunity, discipline, segregation, and achievement gap.

For example, opportunity is defined by whether white students are more likely to be in an Advanced Placement class or gifted and talented program, compared with black or Hispanic students; disciplined is defined by whether black or Hispanic students are more likely to be suspended than white students.

Additionally, the database allows one to see national disparity trends broken down by state.

Based on civil rights data released by the U.S. Department of Education, the ProPublica interactive covers the 2015-2016 school year.

You can access the interactive database here.

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