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.
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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
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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.
July 29, 2015
A new federal mapping project will help districts plan for more equitable school enrollment.
July 14, 2015
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
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
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 Eric Holder worked with the U.S. Department of Education to create civil rights guidance on school discipline.