The Supreme Court considers a challenge to a Michigan ballot initiative that bans race-conscious college admissions policies. Read More »
A federal court ruled that the state unnecessarily duplicated HBCU programs at white institutions, a practice that begin during de jure segregation. Read More »
The Lawyers' Committee is disappointed in the Department of Education's failure to prioritize diverse and integrated learning environments. Read More »
- September 09, 2013 Atlantic City student challenges alternative-school policy The South Jersey Educational Reentry Program, an initiative of the Lawyers' Committee, has filed a complaint with the state of New Jersey for automatically enrolling a student in an alternative high school after his release from incarceration, even though he felt he was in danger in that neighborhood. Read More »
- Nov 01 Maryland's HBCUs, state head to mediation State officials and attorneys representing Maryland's historically black colleges and universities will head to mediation to resolve the remnants of a legal battle spurred by the institutions' complaint that the state hasn't done enough to help them overcome segregation-era policies.
- Oct 29 Michael Steele on Why HBCUs are Hanging by a Thread With so many of the civil rights battles behind us, and the satisfaction that comes from the success of African-Americans in business, politics, sports and entertainment, it is no surprise that the assault upon the integrity and historic purpose of our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) has been little noticed by mainstream media and, more sadly, the black community itself.
- Oct 29 Parents As Teachers Guiding Families to Positive Future Parents As Teachers is a home visiting model that meets the evolving needs of families. PAT works with families with young children to help them grow up healthy, safe and ready to learn. In this video, parent educators and parents talk about the program and how important it is to the children, families and to the future of South Carolina.