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U.S. Civil Rights Office Investigates Georgia District

By McClatchy-Tribune — August 26, 2014 1 min read
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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.

A version of this article appeared in the August 27, 2014 edition of Education Week as U.S. Civil Rights Office Investigates Georgia District

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