U.S. Department of Education Releases New Civil Rights Data, Including Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

March 8, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights just released new data that highlights inequities for minority students, including students with disabilities.  The data includes information on restraint and seclusion, disaggregated by disability status. For example, out of nearly 40,000 students who were physically restrained, 70% of the cases involved students with disabilities.  It also includes information on teacher equity, college and career readiness, bullying and other forms of discipline. 

Summary of OCR data.

Visit Data Collection Website for detailed school and district information.

More information about the Civil Rights Data Collection.