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Colorado’s 2012 school disciplinary reforms ahead of national trend

Colorado enacted a law in 2012 mandating sweeping changes to the way school districts discipline students.

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U.S. Department of Education issues Civil Rights Data Collection report, first since 2000

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has issued its first report in almost 15 years examining civil rights data from public schools nationwide.

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Sua Sponte: OCR’s response to NSBA’s request that it clarify the DCL on athletic opportunities for disabled students

OCR responds to NSBA’s request that it clarify the DCL on athletic opportunities for disabled students.

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COSA to present webinar with OCR Chief regarding new federal guidance on racial discrimination in student discipline

COSA to present webinar with OCR Chief on new federal guidance on racial discrimination in student discipline

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OCR investigating NY district for alleged racial discrimination in assigning students to teachers

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has began an investigation of a parent complaint that a New York school district engages in racial discrimination in student classroom assignments.

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Connecticut reports autistic students most subjected to seclusion and restraint

The Connecticut Department of Education reports that children with autism were the most frequently subjected to restraint or seclusion in Connecticut schools in the 2012-13 school year.

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Sua Sponte: U.S. Departments of Education and Justice issue joint DCL on unlawful discriminatory practices in student discipline

The United States Departments of Education and Justice issue a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on the subject of discriminatory practices in the administration of student discipline.

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California district agrees to OCR monitoring of special education program

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has agreed to the monitoring of its special education program for the next two years by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

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Sua Sponte: OCR responds to NSBA’s concerns with OCR’s DCL on students with disabilities participating in extracurricular athletics in time for COSA webinar

OCR responds to NSBA’s concerns with OCR’s DCL on students with disabilities participating in extracurricular athletics in time for COSA webinar

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U.S. Dep’t of ED seeks additional comments on categories for civil rights data collections *****Correction*****

ED has issued a second notice requesting comments from the public on its revised proposals to expand the categories of student, staff, and operational information sought for its civil rights data collections beginning in the 2013-14 and 2015-16 school years. Generally, these categories include school and district characteristics, discipline, harassment and bullying, early childhood education, pathways to college and career, school finance and teachers and related funding.

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