LCCRUL praises the U.S. ED Office for Civil Rights for ensuring all students have equal access to educational resources regardless of race or national origin. Read More »
LCCRUL welcomes new federal guidance which clarifies a school’s legal obligation to address and prevent disability discrimination. Read More »
The USED report on the DC voucher program highlights many of the same concerns that the Lawyers’ Committee has raised in the past. Read More »
- May 17, 2014 Historically black colleges still seeking equality in Md. Attorney General Eric Holder marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which overturned the doctrine of "separate but equal," by addressing graduates at a Maryland university that is at the center of the ongoing fight for equality and integration. Read More »
- Oct 29 Lawyers’ Committee Welcomes Release of Federal Guidance on Disability-Based Harassment The Lawyers’ Committee welcomes the release of a new federal guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights on October 21, 2014, which clarifies a school’s legal obligation to address and prevent disability discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
- Oct 29 The Department Of Education Offers States Guidance on Equality The Department of Education reminds schools of their obligation to provide all students with equal resources regardless of race.
- Oct 28 Eleven civil rights groups urge Obama to drop test-based K-12 ‘accountability’ system Eleven national civil rights groups sent a letter Tuesday to President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and congressional leaders saying that the current standardized test-based “accountability system” for K-12 education ignores “critical supports and services” children need to succeed and discourages “schools from providing a rich curriculum for all students focused on the 21st century skills they need to acquire.”