Report: Notice of Language Assistance Dear Colleague Letter on the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline


TEACHERS, community of practice, STUDENTS, juvenile justice, struggling learners, dropouts/pushouts, belonging, learning


January 8, 2014


US Department of Justice and US Department of Education


The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice (Departments) are issuing this guidance to assist public elementary and secondary schools in meeting their obligations under Federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The Departments recognize the commitment and effort of educators across the United States to provide their students with an excellent education. The Departments believe that guidance on how to identify, avoid, and remedy discriminatory discipline will assist schools in providing all students with equal educational opportunities.1


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