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Federal judge says Education Secretary DeVos illegally delayed special ed rule

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0.

A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Department of Education wrongly delayed an Obama-era rule that aimed to ensure kids of color weren’t being disproportionately disciplined or put into special education classes. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wanted to delay the rule until 2020, but the judge ordered that it go into effect immediately.

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