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January 23, 2019

These Politicians Who Fought for Segregation Have Schools Named for Them

Should schools named after men like Strom Thurmond and schools named for Confederates like Robert E. Lee be lumped together? What does a school name signal to students? We explore these and other questions in a new reporting project.

January 10, 2019

Betsy DeVos Should 'Recommit' to Enforcing Civil Rights Laws, Coalition Says

Groups including the American Federation of Teachers, Children's Defense Fund, and the NAACP urged the Trump administration to address "racial discrimination in school discipline."

December 13, 2018

Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Tackle DeVos Oversight, School Safety Legislation

Thanks to the midterm elections, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., is set to take over the House education committee, and civil rights groups have a significant list of demands.

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.

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