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ERIC Number: ED135931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb-15
Reference Count: N/A
Proceeding Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Initial Decision in the Matter of Chicago Public School District #299 and Illinois Office of Education and City of Chicago, Illinois; Docket No. S-120. Administrative Proceedings in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, National Science Foundation, Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This document presents the initial decision concerning a federal compliance review of the Chicago Public School District #299, the Illinois Office of Education, and the City of Chicago, Illinois. These proceedings try to determine if the school district under consideration was complying with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Violations of Title VI were found in the following areas: 1) the school district failed to take the necessary steps to open its instructional program to its English-limited students, 2) the school district's assessment and identification efforts restricted non or limited English speaking children from enjoying the benefits of the school district's educational programs, 3) the schooldistrict did not address the needs of approximately 31,000 non or limited English speaking children enrolled in the school district, 4) the school district assigned teachers and professional staff to certain schools on the basis of race, 5) the school district was not in compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in regard to its teacher and professional staff assignments and delivery of equal educational opportunities to non or limited-English speaking minority school children. Title VI, its implementing regulations, guidelines and effectualing policies are a result of Lau V. Nichols, 414 U.S. 563, 568 (1974). As a result of these proceedings federal financial assistance administered by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare has been terminated. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI