U.S. The Bureau of the Department of Education for Civil Rights announces the collection of civil rights data for the school year 2021-22 August 13, 2021 Contact: Press office, (202) 401-1576, Press @ ed .gov
  • Today, the office of the Department of Education From the USA UU for civil rights announced in a letter to school superintendents that will administer a collection of civil rights data 2021-22 (CRDC), marking the first time OCR has performed a CRDC, including all school districts Public and their schools, two years followed, by 2020-21 and 2021-22.

    The additional collection will help promote equity at a time when the nation's educational landscape has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and schools are receiving new substantial federal funds to address new challenges and Durable CRDC data will inform continuous decisions regarding additional support that schools, educators and students should be successful, and will also help OCR by fulfilling their mission to ensure that schools and districts are complying with laws. of civil rights

    "Without timely and robust data on the educational experiences of the students, we can not begin to understand and then address the impact of the pandemic, and still has: about the learning and success of the students , "said Secretary of Education of the United States, Miguel Cardona. "We know that when working together, and by making these data available for educators and the public, we will improve educational opportunities and results for our children and young people."

    The CRDC meets and publishes key information about the student access to educational courses, as well as school climatic factors, such as the use of discipline experiences and harassment and assault student, from almost all public schools that They serve pre-K students up to 12th grade in the 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico.

    "Understanding the impact of the pandemic about students is a critical step to help them return to the track. This is particularly important in the light of the reports that show that the pandemic worsened the achievement gaps in The whole country. I applaud the Department of Education to take proactive measures to better understand how the pandemic has affected the students and for their effort to examine the disproportionate impact on color students. Earlier this year, Congress and Administration De Biden made a historical investment in students and schools through the US rescue plan. These data will be a vital tool to help schools highlight the resources where they are needed, "said the Committee of Home Education and President, Representative of the USA UU Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03).

    "I am happy to see the commitment of the Cardona Secretariat to collect robust and quality data on the educational experiences of the students," said US Senator UU Patty Murray. "As we built better from this pandemic, we must work to ensure that all our students receive an equitable and high-quality education, free of discrimination and harassment, but unfortunately, for too many students, that is not the case. Therefore, therefore, It is essential that we collect data to identify long-standing inequities in our educational system to address them. I am happy that the Department of Education committed to building an educational system where all students can prosper, regardless of their race, gender identity, sexual orientation or state of disability ".

    Today announcement guarantees that the Department and the public will have the necessary data to better understand the experiences of students as the country continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, especially after postponation Related to the CRDC 2019-20 pandemic. Recognizing the critical work of school administrators, teachers, specialists and support staff to ensure that all students have equal access to education, the department will continue to provide robust resources to support the EDU State.

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