News in Brief
U.S. Civil Rights Office Investigates Georgia District
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights is investigating Georgia's Bibb County district for potential violations of special education students' rights, as well as a charge that black students were punished more often and more harshly in its alternative school program.
The complaint was filed by a former director of that program, who claims she did not have adequate staffing or the resources to provide sufficient care for special-needs students who were placed in alternative schools.
District officials would not comment, citing the ongoing investigation.
Vol. 34, Issue 02, Page 5