In these comments, the Center for American Progress expresses concerns about some items that the Department of Education proposed should be eliminated from the Civil Rights Data Collection, including but not limited to data on English learners who are also disabled; most data on early childhood education; data on participation in credit recovery programs; data on school finance; and data on novice teachers and chronic teacher absenteeism. CAP also expresses support for two additions to the data collection, including the collection of data on the reported number of allegations and documented occurrences of rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault, as well as reported allegations of harassment or bullying on the basis of perceived religion, disaggregated by a variety of religious categories.
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