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Five eye-opening figures from the U.S. Education Department’s latest civil rights data dump

Posted by Steve Schram on June 08, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Originally published on June 7, 2016 on the Washington Post by Emma Brown.

The U.S. Education Department on Tuesday released a trove of data drawn from surveys of nearly every single one of the nation’s 95,000 public schools. This latest installment of the Civil Rights Data Collection, from the 2013-2014 school year, offers a sobering look at the wide disparities in experience and opportunity that divide the nation’s 50 million students.

By the fall, anyone will be able to look up data on a specific school or school district online. GreatSchools, the website that provides information about school test scores and demographics, also is planning to incorporate the civil rights data into its school profiles.

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