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June 15, 2016

Education Dept. Releases Guidance on Gender Equity in Career and Technical Ed.

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

Share of High-Poverty, Racially Isolated Schools Rising, GAO Report Says

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 Breakdown of Resolved Federal Civil Rights Complaints From Last Year

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

Civil Rights Groups To Feds: Your ESSA Rules Must Push Equity, Disruptive or Not

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

Lawsuit: N.C. Restrictions on Transgender Restroom Access Violate Federal Law

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

Civil Rights, Disability, Education Groups Give Lukewarm Nod to ESEA Rewrite

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

Education Department Maps School Boundaries

A new federal mapping project will help districts plan for more equitable school enrollment.

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.

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