Oct 20
Chairs in a Classroom

Ed Dept civil rights data shows restraint, seclusion, sexual assault on the rise

On October 20, K-12 Dive reported on the CRDC’s new data showing that students with disabilities are subject to disproportionate rates of harsh discipline, quoting Lauren Morando Rhim.

A bevy of statistics about school enrollment, discipline practices, academic offerings and more from the 2017-18 school year was released by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights as part of the biennial Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). The self-reported collection from 17,604 public school districts and 97,632 public schools and educational programs includes up to 1,700 data points — often broken down by race, gender, disability status and other demographics — is used by school, district and state education systems to measure trends and plan for improvements.

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