School Civil Rights http://wamc.org en Report Finds Vermont School District Violated Civil Rights http://wamc.org/post/report-finds-vermont-school-district-violated-civil-rights <p>Federal investigators say a Vermont school district violated civil rights laws while responding to an incident in which a teacher's aide threatened an African-American sixth-grader and then used a racial epithet.<br><br>After a two-year-investigation, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has reached a settlement with the Springfield School District. The Valley News reports the district is required to pay nearly $3,000 in counseling services for the student and increase regulations in training for employees.<br> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46936 at http://wamc.org