Friday, May 02, 2014

Dept of Ed releases list of schools under investigation

As Erin noted in yesterday's post, one goal of the task force was greater transparency at the federal level about investigations and procedures. To that end, a list of schools currently under investigation have been published on the Department of Education's website.
Other entities--including us--have attempted to track complaints, but we can only do this based on whether media outlets pick up or are made aware of the complaints. HuffPo has had one of the most complete lists until now; but the number of schools now posted is nearly double what we knew.
As noted in the press release, the schools are under investigation for the mishandling of sexual assault; they have not been found in violation of federal law at this time.
As Erin noted in the NYT piece linked above, we hope that one of the outcomes of this public reporting is more proactive measures by schools to make sure they don't end up on the list.