Roundup: Disability Guidance; Tucson Desegregation

By Mark Walsh — October 24, 2008 1 min read
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A couple of quick items for a Friday afternoon:

Disability Guidance: My colleague Christina Samuels has this story in Education Week about informal guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on when it is proper for schools to refer to a student’s disability status on report cards and transcripts.

The simple answer is that it is OK under certain circumstances to note a student’s disability status on a report card, but it usually isn’t OK on a transcript.

The Education Department’s office for civil rights issued this “dear colleague” letter, as well as this question-and-answer document.

Desegregation in Tucson: The latest issue of The Integration Report, published by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, has a detailed discussion of the desegregation efforts in the Tucson, Ariz., school district.

The newsletter is also gathering information about transportation and desegregation, in part to see whether high fuel costs are having any effects on efforts to maintain racial diversity in the schools.

A version of this news article first appeared in The School Law Blog.