Deseret News: Salt Lake School District Under Federal Investigation for Claims of Discrimination

  SALT LAKE CITY — Federal education authorities are looking into allegations of racial discrimination and unfair treatment against minority students in the Salt Lake School District. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights will investigate the district in response to a complaint of disproportionate discipline for black, Latino, Polynesian and Native American students in the district, among other issues, according to a Wednesday announcement by the American Civil Liberties Union. Many of … Continue reading

Tribune: Feds Investigating Claims of Racial Discrimination in Salt Lake City Schools

Complaint » Allegations include unfair treatment of minority students. Federal education managers are investigating Salt Lake City schools over allegations of discrimination, retaliation and unfair treatment of minority students. The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah released a letter Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, confirming the investigation into the Salt Lake City School District. The probe comes at the request of school board member Michael Clara, who filed a … Continue reading