Disability-Related Education Complaints Trending Up

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks at a press briefing at the White House. Duncan’s agency is requesting more funding to hire additional staff to address an increasing number of civil rights complaints. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)Federal education officials are fielding an increasing number of complaints related to disability discrimination in the nation’s schools.

More than 3,900 complaints based on disability were filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights during the 2014 fiscal year, the most recent period for which statistics are available.

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