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Ed Dept launches OPEN Center to help prevent discrimination in schools

The move to support a more proactive approach follows scrutiny from student advocate groups in recent years over the department’s handling of discrimination complaints. For example, while the OCR under the Trump administration has resolved nearly twice as many complaints as the Obama administration, some have pointed to a March 2018 revision of the office’s case-processing manual encouraging investigators to dismiss multiple cases from “mass-filers,” which may have inflated the number of resolutions.

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