Developmental Disabilities

The Education Blog
11:57 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Providence Mayor “Outraged” by Justice Dept. Probe at Birch School

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras says he is “outraged and saddened” by the findings of a Federal Justice Department investigation, alleging civil rights violations in a program for disabled students.

In a written statement, Taveras says the program, which ran for two decades at the Birch Vocational School inside Mt. Pleasant High School, failed its most vulnerable students. The city is looking into pursuing criminal charges.

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