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.
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January 23, 2019
January 10, 2019
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.