for gender data
Ellen Rubin provides good background into the problem of gender
and their lack in IDEA (unlike race requirements), but we do have another
vehicle for monitoring and compliance for gender data in two other areas:
Those would be the Methods of Administration (MOA) for vocational civil
rights on-site monitoring and compliance and Title IX of the Education
Amendments in combination with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
States have teams that look at gender statistics and observe actual
classrooms and rosters for classes by gender in schools, on-site, while
conducting the vocational civil rights MOA for the U.S. Department of
Education Office for Civil Rights requirements. It's something, but, as
Ellen noted, we have not yet been successful with IDEA.
Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning
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