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DOE Decides Drug Conviction Data Is In Public Interest, After All

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· Story link The Department of Education agreed to release at no charge state-by-state data on the 200,000 students denied…

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The Department of Education agreed to release at no charge state-by-state data on the 200,000 students denied financial aid because of drug convictions. DOE has released aggregate statistics on the program but told the Students for Sensible Drug Policy that providing the state breakdowns would cost $4,000. It rejected the group’s request for a fee waiver saying the information wasn’t in the public interest. The group sued in January and DOE relented. (4/3/06)