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November 19, 2019

Proposed Civil Rights Data Changes Draw Praise, Concern, Paperwork Complaints

Public comments praised and criticized proposed changes to the massive trove of civil rights data the U.S. Department of Education collects from every public school in the country.

September 23, 2019

Will New Federal Data Quantify Teachers' Sexual Misconduct? This Researcher Is Skeptical

Teachers' sexual assault of students often pops up in headlines, but it's prevalence is difficult to measure. A professor who's studied educator misconduct for decades is skeptical that proposed new federal data collection will help.

September 20, 2019

DeVos Seeks More Civil Rights Data on Sexual Violence, Religious Harassment

The proposed changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection, which is conducted every two years, also touch on racial disparities in preschool discipline, teacher experience, and advanced coursework.

July 29, 2019

Civil Rights Enforcement for LGBTQ Students Scaled Back Under Trump, Analysis Finds

Students' complaints about school discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity were less likely to result in changes under the Trump administration than they did under the Obama administration, an analysis of federal records finds.

July 23, 2019

Bring Back Anti-Discrimination Guidance on School Discipline, Commission Urges

But the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was not unanimous in its support of the findings that students of color were not more likely to commit discipline-worthy offenses.

July 10, 2019

Education Department Boasts About Faster Resolution of Civil Rights Cases

On average, the U.S. Department of Education has resolved about twice as many civil rights cases per year under the Trump administration as it did under the Obama administration, the agency said in a news release Wednesday.

July 03, 2019

Funding Concerns Continue for Schools, Regardless of Census Citizenship Question

Whether or not a controversial citizenship question is excluded from the census, advocacy groups plan outreach to Latinos to ensure an accurate count that will be used to allocate federal education money.

July 02, 2019

Think Tank's 2020 Platform: President Should Push to Sever School Funding From Property Taxes

An education platform from the left-leaning Center for American Progress details approaches the think tank the president should take on issues such as charter schools, teacher preparation, and race.

June 30, 2019

Trump Suggests He'll Release a School Busing Policy, but Shares Few Specifics

Asked about a debate exchange on busing and school integration, President Donald Trump suggested that he would release a new plan on the issue soon, but provided few details.

May 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders' Education Plan: Unions and Desegregation Win, Charters Lose

Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.

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