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Education
6:03 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

ACLU Files Civil Rights Complaint Against Austin ISD Single-Sex Schools

Students at Gus Garcia Young Men's Leadership Academy, a new all-boys school on Austin's East Side. The ACLU is asking the federal government to investigate AISD for racial and sex discrimination for creating a single sex school.
Filipa Rodrigues/KUT

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is asking the federal government to investigate possible discrimination at the two single-sex campuses in the Austin Independent School District. The ACLU filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Wednesday.

The ACLU says when the district decided to turn two failing East Austin middle schools into single-sex schools, it used unproven and debunked research about the differences in the way boys and girls learn.

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Texas
1:10 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Bill Would Restrict Use of Cell Phone Records by Police

Austin Police detectives regularly use cell phone records to track the locations of suspects.
Tamir Kalifa via Texas Tribune

Seeking to regulate the use of cell phone records in investigations by law enforcement, Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would force police and prosecutors to get a warrant before obtaining such records.

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