N.Y. district to address disproportionate number of blacks, Latinos in special education

11/1/2013 | Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)

A New York school district will be taking steps to address the overrepresentation of minorities in its special-education program. The move comes after a review by the federal Office for Civil Rights that revealed a disproportionate number of black and Latino students in special education. Steps the district will take -- outlined in a resolution agreement -- include bringing in an outside expert and developing a universal-screening process.

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