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US Education Department Considers Narrowing Civil Rights Probes

The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Under the Obama administration, when a student complained of discrimination in a particular class or school, the education agency would examine the case but also look at whether the incident was part of a broader, systemic problem that needs to be fixed. Proposed revisions to the department’s civil rights procedures, distributed last week among civil rights officials at the…

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