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The Haunting Reality of Discrimination in School Discipline

Discrimination based on race and disability demands our attention—and action, writes Catherine E. Lhamon, the chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. (July 29, 2019)

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Special education students need more support, but so do their teachers, writes high school teacher Josh Brown.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
After investing eight years on a system that fell far short of expectations, the city is gearing up to replace or fix it.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
The Education Department made an "arbitrary and capricious" decision in delaying an Obama-era rule that would change the way states monitor how minority students are identified and served in special education, a federal judge rules.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers specializing in students with disabilities feel mostly competent in their own abilities, but far less confident in their general education colleagues, among other findings.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
When their advocates are on the picket line, historically marginalized students are hit particularly hard, warns one special education paraprofessional.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Special Ed. Has a Data Problem
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Let's Have a National Discussion
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education's civil rights and special education offices are teaming up for compliance reviews, more assistance to schools and districts, and better data collection on the extent of seclusion and restraint.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
Forty years since students with disabilities were legally guaranteed a public school education, many still don’t receive the education they deserve, writes Christina A. Samuels.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
The Education Department says it’s getting rid of language that called for investigators to dismiss multiple complaints coming from the same source, after furious objections from the civil rights community.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week

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