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education dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools


the education department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by the associated press.






education dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools


the education department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by the associated press.






education dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools


washington (ap) — the education department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by the associated press. under the obama administration, when a student complained of discrimination in a particular class or school, the education agency would examine […]






education department considers narrowing civil rights work


the education department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by the associated press.






education department considers narrowing civil rights work


washington (ap) — the education department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by the associated press. under the obama administration, when a student complained of discrimination in a particular class or school, the education agency would examine […]






un slams turkey for violating rights to work and education


a panel of united nations human rights experts has condemned turkey for violating the right to work and education through blanket dismissals of civil servants and school teachers under a state of emergency.






un slams turkey for violating rights to work and education


a panel of united nations human rights experts on thursday condemned turkey for violating the right to work and education through blanket dismissals of civil servants and school teachers under a state of emergency.






education civil rights chief: ‘sorry’ for sex assault quote


washington (ap) — the education department’s civil rights chief apologized wednesday for saying 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims stem from both participants being drunk and that the rights of the accused are too often ignored. “what i said was flippant, and i am sorry,” candice jackson, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights, […]






there is a middle ground on the issue of charter schools


equity in education is the civil rights battle of our time. children should have access to a quality education, regardless of their socioeconomic status or physical location.






education civil rights chief: 'sorry' for sex assault quote


the education department's civil rights chief apologized wednesday for saying 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims stem from both participants being drunk and that the rights of the accused are too often ignored.






how should schools deal with student sexual assaults?


schools facing reports of student-on-student sexual assault long have been warned by the courts about potential monetary liabilities. the u.s. education department's office for civil rights has offered schools guidance on how to prevent and respond to such attacks, including:






us education dept. ends obama-era guidance on college sex crimes


the u.s. department of education has withdrawn guidelines on how colleges should investigate sexual assault that were issued by barack obama’s administration and released new interim guidelines, according to an announcement on friday. “this interim guidance will help schools as they work...






democratic senators condemn betsy devos for scaling back civil rights enforcemen


in a letter sent today, more than 30 democratic senators rebuked education secretary betsy devos for scaling back civil rights enforcement at the department of education. “you claim to support civil rights and oppose discrimination, but your actions belie your assurances,” wrote the senators, who sa...






north carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire


a center founded at the university of north carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state's higher education system.






education official apologizes for remarks on sexual violence


washington (ap) — the education department’s top civil rights official is apologizing for saying that 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims stem in part from both parties being drunk and that the rights of the accused are too often ignored. candice jackson, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights, says her remarks to the […]






dept. of education misspells iconic educator's name in tweet


author, professor and activist w.e.b. du bois was cited in dept. of education tweet later corrected






segregation worse in schools 60 years after brown v. board of education


according to an analysis by the ucla civil rights project, the number of intensely segregated schools with zero to 10 percent white enrollment has more than tripled as options for desegregation such as cross-district busing have been curtailed.






education official: ‘i am sorry’ for sexual assault remarks


washington (ap) — the education department’s civil rights chief says she’s sorry for making “flippant” remarks attributing 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims to both parties being drunk. wednesday’s apology by candice jackson, acting assistant secretary for civil rights, came on the eve of a series of meetings that her boss, education secretary betsy […]






north carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire


raleigh, n.c. (ap) — a center founded at the university of north carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state’s higher education system. african-american attorney julius chambers, who endured firebomb attacks […]






pennsylvania school district oks pact on immigrant students


a pennsylvania school district reached a settlement tuesday with the american civil liberties union over what civil rights attorneys contend was a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students a meaningful education by steering them to alternative high schools.






trump administration quietly rolls back civil rights efforts across federal gove


previously unannounced directives will limit the department of justice’s use of a storied civil rights enforcement tool and loosen the department of education’s requirements on investigations.






saudis to allow girls to play sports in public schools 


saudi arabia said tuesday that it will grant girls in public schools access to physical education, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding greater rights and access to sports. the education ministry said it will introduce the physical education classes "gradually"...






education official apologizes for remarks on sexual violence


the education department's top civil rights official is apologizing for saying that 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims stem in part from both parties being drunk and that the rights of the accused are too often ignored.






labor lawyer tapped to be justice dept. civil rights chief


washington (ap) — a washington labor lawyer who has represented large companies in discrimination lawsuits has been tapped to lead the justice department’s civil rights division. eric dreiband was nominated to the post on thursday. he is part of a steady stream of partners at the jones day law firm who have been flowing into […]






education secy devos uses her private plane for work travel


education secretary betsy devos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events on her own dime, according to her office.






billions for usc, keeping guns out of schools, devos talks magnets: what's new i


essential education: lausd tells students to stay put new messages feb. 16, 2017, 7:45 a.m. welcome to essential education, our daily look at education in california and beyond. here's the latest: u.s. secretary of education betsy devos used her first public speech to praise magnet schools. today,...






ex-doj lawyer: ‘i’ve never seen an administration so intent on pursuing an anti-


after a career pushing for civil rights in washington, the former acting head of the justice department’s civil rights division said she’s stunned by the trump administration’s “anti-civil rights agenda.” in a washington post podcast, civil rights lawyer vanita gupta sa...






in her first public speech, devos focuses on magnet schools' attractions


essential education: restorative justice for parents feb. 15, 2017, 4:02 p.m. welcome to essential education, our daily look at education in california and beyond. here's the latest: l.a. unified is looking at a way to smooth conflict between parents and schools. u.s. secretary of education betsy...






north carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire


a center founded at the university of north carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives seeking to leave their mark on the state's higher education system.






essential education: what charter schools want from l.a. unified


betsy devos charter schools higher education k-12 lausd may 24, 2017, 3:35 a.m. 7 things you need to know about how trump's budget would affect schools in california and nationwide joy resmovits (bryan chan / los angeles times) president trump's budget proposal, released tuesday, seeks to cut education...






ap review: court nominee backed minimum for disabled kids


supreme court nominee neil gorsuch has embraced a bare-bones standard of education for disabled children, but he has often upheld other civil rights complaints against schools, an associated press review of his legal record shows. his rulings on education in his decade on the denver-based 10th u.s. circuit court of appeals reflect a judge who […]






doe civil rights head apologizes for claiming most campus sexual assaults are ju


candice jackson, who heads the department of education office for civil rights, apologized on thursday for her “flippant” remarks about campus sexual assault, writing in a statement, “i’m so sorry.” “as a survivor of rape myself, i would never seek to diminish anyone’s experience,” jackson sai...






essential education, essential student voices


essential education: torlakson asks white house if schools are still safe from ice march 10, 2017, 1:48 p.m. welcome to essential education, our daily look at education in california and beyond. here's the latest:state schools chief tom torlakson is asking for clarity on whether ice policy still...






ex-doj lawyer: ‘i’ve never seen an administration so intent on pursuing an anti-


after a career pushing for civil rights in washington, the former acting head of the justice department’s civil rights division said she’s stunned by the trump administration’s “anti-civil rights agenda.” in a washington post podcast, civil rights lawyer vanita gupta said the contrast between her time under former president barack obama in the justice department and […]






education secretary devos uses private plane for work travel


education secretary betsy devos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events.