Through PREP, parents learn how to be an advocate for their child’s education and have the opportunity to meet with a volunteer advocate to assess their child’s educational needs. Read More »
The Lawyers' Committee joined the Dignity in Schools Campaign in its recommendations for the Civil Rights Data Collection. Read More »
Guidance by the Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights provides strategies to eliminate and prevent racial discrimination in school discipline and improve school safety. 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 »
- Jan 29 Ruling on Black Colleges Presents Maryland with Stark Choice A federal court recently ruled that Maryland’s educational policies are unconstitutional and violate the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause because they deprive its four HBCUs of academic programs that are unique, high demand and high quality.
- Jan 28 Free Parent Advocacy Workshop in Minneapolis On Saturday, February 8th, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP), in partnership with Minneapolis Public School’s Office of Student, Family & Community Engagement, will host a free advocacy workshop for parents. During the workshop, parents will learn about their rights and responsibilities in their child’s education and effective ways to advocate for their child’s educational success.
- Jan 24 Can We Fix the Race Problem in America's School Discipline? Black and Latino students are more likely than their white peers to receive harsher punishments for the same type of behavior; students with disabilities also faced disproportionately harsh discipline.