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Racial bias in special education: Learning about disproportionality

from Education Week

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released a proposal that it believes will provide a clearer picture of whether school districts are overenrolling minority students in special education. Equity in education has been a top priority for the Obama administration, and acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. helped unveil the proposal a week ago. "The data we've seen makes it very clear that we, as a country, are not living up to the intent of the law," said King. The Obama administration's My Brother's Keeper initiative has identified equity for students with disabilities as a key priority. more

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