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The Civil Rights Project at UCLA

The mission of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century.

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Featured News Policy Briefing Spotlights What Works to Eliminate Disparities in School Discipline A recent policy briefing in Washington, DC, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, highlighted the results of nearly three years of work by The Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative, 26 national experts on disparities in school discipline, including CRP's Center fo ... Mar 15, 2014
Featured News CRP Researchers Reaffirm Findings of Increasing Segregation Several researchers have recently published articles claiming that school segregation has actually not increased in recent decades, as we have reported in our publications. It turns out that these researchers preferred to measure something else—the randomness of distribut ... Mar 13, 2014
Featured News Policy Report Dispels Misconceptions about Prop 209, SATs and Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Higher Education A coalition primarily of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) civil rights and higher education groups present this policy report to dispel public misconceptions that have recently surfaced around efforts to diversify higher education. Mar 12, 2014
Featured News CRP's Center for Civil Rights Remedies joins civil rights groups in complaint vs. Wake County school policing policy Center for Civil Rights Remedies joined local advocates in North Carolina asserting Wake County school policing violates civil rights laws. Jan 27, 2014
Featured News Civil Rights Project Hails New Federal Guidance on School Discipline The Department of Justice and the Education Department today jointly released guidance to public schools that should help curb what many call the school-to-prison pipeline, which often begins when students are excluded from school and too often ends with incarceration as adu ... Jan 08, 2014
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Featured Research by CRP
Press Release New York Schools Most Segregated in the Nation UCLA report identifies alarming trends throughout the Empire State. Mar 26, 2014
Press Release Making Education Work for Latinas in the U.S. CRP study funded by actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria identifies factors that improve educational outcomes for Latinas Dec 02, 2013
Press Release Two New Studies Show Alarming Segregation in New Jersey Schools Which May Run Afoul of State Constitution The Civil Rights Project at UCLA (CRP) and the Institute on Education Law and Policy at Rutgers University-Newark (IELP) today jointly released two reports finding that the racial and socioeconomic divide in New Jersey public education continues to grow unabated. While the C ... Oct 11, 2013
Press Release U.S. Researchers File Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Opposing Michigan’s Proposal 2 and Ban on Affirmative Action The Civil Rights Project today submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al., in support of the Court of Appeals decision overturning the referendum banning affirmative action in Michigan. The referendum, known as P ... Aug 30, 2013
Press Release CRP Report Says Time Has Come for MA to Deal with its Diversity and Segregated Schools The Civil Rights Project releases a new study today, the first of its kind to thoroughly explore school segregation trends in Massachusetts since the peak of desegregation in the 1980s. The study shows student enrollment in the Commonwealth’s public schools growing more di ... May 09, 2013
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