JURIST – Paper Chase: US schools must allow disabled students to compete in extracurricular sports

US schools must allow disabled students to compete in extracurricular sports
Julie Deisher at 3:12 PM ET

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[JURIST] The Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education [official website] issued guidance [text, PDF] on Friday, clarifying school districts’ existing legal obligations to give disabled students an equal chance to compete in extracurricular sports alongside their able-bodied classmates. The US Secretary for Education Arne Duncan [official profile]acknowledges the critical role sports play in the school experience. 

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