Catherine E. Lhamon, the Education Department's current assistant secretary for civil rights, was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in December and was selected by its members to be chairwoman.
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December 30, 2016
December 12, 2016
How Trump and DeVos (if she is confirmed by the Senate) will handle civil rights issues at the Education Department has been one of the major questions surrounding her.
December 08, 2016
The Education Department's office for civil rights, which got 16,720 complaints in fiscal 2016, has taken heat from Republicans in Congress and others about its guidance and enforcement approach.
November 09, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump also will work to ensure "a new way of how to deliver public education," said Gerard Robinson, a former Florida and Virginia state chief.
June 15, 2016
The "Dear Colleague" letter, dated Wednesday, says the persistent under-representation of girls and women in CTE programs can hinder the earning power in their careers, along with other harmful impacts.
May 17, 2016
The percentage of schools serving students who mostly are black and Hispanic and also from low-income backgrounds has ticked up in recent years, the Government Accountability Office finds.
May 04, 2016
A report from the Education Department on 2015 complaints show that language-bias cases are on the rise, and in most states, civil rights complaints related to disabilities were the most common.
April 28, 2016
The backdrop for this is the tetchy debate over "supplement-not-supplant." That part of ESSA requires federal money not to be used to fill gaps left by state and local funding systems.
March 29, 2016
The suit, by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina, and Equality North Carolina, claims that the law violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Title IX.
December 01, 2015
Thirty-six disability, civil rights, education, and other organizations—including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights—offered a measured endorsement of the Every Student Succeeds Act.