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June 27, 2018

Chicago Schools Creates Special Team to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Against Students

In the wake of a newspaper investigation that revealed that dozens of Chicago students may have been abused, harassed, or assaulted, the Chicago school district will create the Office of Student Protections and Title IX to better handle cases of sexual abuse, assault and harassment of students and support victims.

March 01, 2018

Mostly White Alabama Town Drops Bid to Create Its Own School System

The decision, which comes two weeks after a federal appeals court ruled that Gardendale couldn't form its own district, draws to a close a years-long legal battle.

February 13, 2018

Appeals Court Rules Mostly White City Can't Form Segregated School District

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta determined that a federal district judge must rescind part of her 2017 order that allowed the city of Gardendale, Ala., to form its own school system separate from the mostly black Jefferson County schools.

October 02, 2017

Trump Administration Re-Ups Presidential Advisory Groups for Black, Latino, and Asian Students

Commission members haven't heard from the White House since the Trump administration took office in January. The panels have helped shape policy for both Democratic and Republican presidents.

November 22, 2016

Federal Judge Orders New Voting System In Ferguson, Mo., School District

U.S. District Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel had halted the district's school board elections until a new system could be put in place. The Ferguson-Florissant, Mo., district had argued to keep its current at-large voting system.

June 20, 2016

For Advocates, New Data On Education in Juvenile Facilities Just the Beginning

For the first time, the federal civil rights data released by the Department of Education included information on the number of hours and days that students in juvenile facilities have access to educational programs. Advocates want more.

June 08, 2016

GreatSchools Ratings to Expand, Include U.S. Civil Rights Data

The site with more than 50 million users aims to make information on student access to educational opportunity more accessible for parents.

April 07, 2016

Civil Rights Museum on Wheels Rolls From New York to Tampa, Fla., District

The "Destination Diversity" tour, part of a digital civil rights course being taken by students in two districts hundreds of miles apart, is making stops in Washington, Greensboro, N.C., Atlanta, and Tampa.

December 30, 2015

The Year in District and Leadership News

Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.

December 14, 2015

Feds, Newark, N.J., Schools Reach Agreement Over Civil Rights Complaints

Newark, N.J., schools have agreed to take a series of steps by the end of February to halt an ongoing federal investigation of possible civil rights violations in the district.

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