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November 20, 2018

Trump Team Reverses Controversial Changes to Handling of Civil Rights Probes

The office for civil rights is reversing itself on several key changes in the manual that outlines how it investigates civil rights claims.

September 10, 2018

Education Tops List of Ongoing Civil Rights Priorities, Commission Survey Indicates

Civil rights in education has been a major area of recent political conflict, including disputes over racial disparities in school discipline and transgender students.

September 09, 2018

If Democrats Take the House, Here's What Awaits Betsy DeVos, Civil Rights, and ESSA

If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?

August 26, 2018

State Attorneys General Tell Betsy DeVos: Keep Obama School Discipline Guidance

DeVos has been weighing whether to rescind the guidance, which has proven to be one of the most controversial initiatives from Obama's education policy team.

July 30, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters Rebukes Betsy DeVos in New Bill on Civil Rights Probes

Legislation from one of President Donald Trump's most vocal critics in Congress is taking aim at how Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is handling civil rights issues.

June 07, 2018

Nominee to Lead Civil Rights Work Under Betsy DeVos Confirmed by Senate

Kenneth L. Marcus was tapped to serve as the top civil rights official at the Education Department back in October. In fact, Marcus has basically held the job before.

May 23, 2018

Changes to Civil Rights Probes Under Betsy DeVos Alarm Democrats

More than a dozen Democratic senators allege in a letter that changes to civil rights investigations under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos jeopardize students who face discrimination at school.

May 22, 2018

DeVos Defends Civil Rights Record, Backs Better Pay for 'Great Teachers' at House Hearing

House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.

May 20, 2018

Five Things to Watch for When Betsy DeVos Makes Rare Visit to Capitol Hill

The U.S. secretary of education will speak to lawmakers on the House education committee on Tuesday about the department's "policies and priorities."

May 17, 2018

On 'Brown v. Board of Education' Anniversary, Dems Blast Trump's Civil Rights Record

Congressional Democrats held a forum on various civil rights issues in education on the 64th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case that prohibited laws establishing segregated schools.

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