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Minority students less likely to be put in special education

If your family identifies with a cultural minority group, you may bring vastly different life experiences to your social circles. This sentiment also likely extends to your children and their environment growing up. Among the issues minority families face in raising children is the achievement gap in school or the noted difference in academic performance between white students and minority students.

Education Dept. plans to scale back civil rights investigations

Like many federal agencies, the Department of Education is reversing course on some Obama Administration priorities. In the DOE's case, that means fewer civil rights investigations into public schools and university, according to an internal memo obtained by ProPublica.

High schools and college readiness

One of the big hopes for many parents when it comes to their child’s high school education is that it will well-prepare their child for college and the future. How prepared for college a child actually is upon leaving high school can be influenced by many factors. One such factor is the quality of the high school they attend.

Fairness concerns remain regarding suspensions at California schools

In recent years here in California, there have been many efforts by the state and individual school districts to try to lower the use of suspensions at schools and address fairness issues related to this type of disciplinary action. What has happened with suspension levels in the state in the wake of such efforts?

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