ED Calls for Equity for Students of Color with Disabilities
In order to address data that show children of color with disabilities are more likely to be educated in settings outside of the general classroom, and more likely to be removed from the classroom for discipline reasons, ED issued a proposed new rule to address the disparities that exist. Acting Secretary King said, “This effort is not about reducing the number of children who are identified as having a disability. It’s a matter of making sure the right services are getting to the right children in the right way … [this is ] something we can and must fix. And we can do it with this proposed rule.” Comments can be made to the Federal Register notice until May 16.