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Two more schools, three districts under Title VI investigation

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights releases a list of entities being accused of "discrimination involving shared ancestry."

U.S. Department of Education. Credit: DC Stock Photography/Shutterstock.
U.S. Department of Education. Credit: DC Stock Photography/Shutterstock.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced in that past week that it has opened five new investigations of schools and districts for alleged violation of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prevents “discrimination involving shared ancestry.”

On Dec. 29, the department began investigating the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and on Jan. 2, it announced investigations of the Seneca School District (Mo.), San Diego State University, Lammersville Unified School District (Mountain House, Calif.) and City Schools of Decatur (Ga.).

In December, the department announced investigations of George Mason University (Fairfax County, Va.); University of North Carolina, whose flagship school is in Chapel Hill; the public-school system in Newark, N.J.; Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York City); University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); and Cornell and Columbia universities in New York state.

In November, it began reviewing Rutgers University (New Jersey); University of California, San Diego; University of Washington (Seattle); Whitman College (Washington state); Stanford University (Calif.); and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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