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Minority students across America face harsher discipline, have less access to rigorous high school curricula, and are more often taught by lower-paid and less experienced teachers, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
The Department released the data this week from a national survey of more than 72,000 schools serving 85% of the nation’s students. The self-reported data, Part II of the 2009-10 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), covers a range of issues including college and career readiness, discipline, school finance, and student retention.
Photo of the Week:
Secretary Duncan joined New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, together with their school superintendents last week, for a forum titled, “Education Now: Cities at the Forefront of Reform,” and hosted by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. Watch the video here.