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July 14, 2015

Senate Votes Down ESEA Amendment Designed to Protect LGBT Students

The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.

April 24, 2015

Title IX Coordinators Key to Compliance, Education Department Reminds Schools

Schools must have well-trained Title IX coordinators who are visible and known to students, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance released Friday.

October 24, 2014

Poor and Minority Kids Must Count in NCLB Waivers, Civil Rights Groups Say

Civil rights and advocacy groups want the U.S. Department of Education to hold states renewing their No Child Left Behind Act waivers accountable for low-income students, minorities, English-language learners, and students with disabilities.

September 25, 2014

Attorney General Holder to Step Down, Promoted Changes in School Discipline

Attorney General Eric Holder worked with the U.S. Department of Education to create civil rights guidance on school discipline.

July 21, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Effort Expands to Urban Districts

Sixty big-city school systems pledge to focus on strategies proven to improve outcomes for African-American and Latino boys.

July 15, 2014

Inequalities Linger 50 Years After Civil Rights Act, Speakers Declare

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins others at a Washington event commemorating the landmark 1964 law, but saying more work still needs to be done.

July 02, 2014

Freedom Riders, Students Gather To Remember Fight for Civil Rights

On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, some of the original Freedom Riders joined students for a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Education.

May 20, 2014

Arne Duncan Spotlights Inequities in Rigorous Coursework

"We can't continue to relegate talent and potential to the sidelines," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in discussing minority participation in certain classes.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Education Department Upholds Standing of Affirmative-Action Policies

In a May 6 "dear colleague" letter, the federal education department upheld the rights of schools to use affirmative-action policies despite a Supreme Court ruling in April.

April 15, 2013

Feds Can Do More to Promote Funding Equity, Report Urges

A new set of "action steps" from a leading civil rights organization says that the federal government can, and should, do more to ensure that school funding is equitable.

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