Dear Colleague Letter: Preventing Racial Discrimination in Special Education

Presents policy guidance reminding States, districts, and public schools, including charter schools, of their obligation under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin in the administration of special education or related aids and services. This guidance focuses specifically on the subset of students who need special education services as part of the free appropriate public education (FAPE) to which they are entitled, as well as students inappropriately identified as needing those services.

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