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The Civil Rights Project (CRP) is a leading resource for information on racial justice. CRP strives to improve the channels through which research findings are translated and communicated to policymakers and the broader public by publishing reports and books on critical civil rights issues.

Press Release California School Suspensions Decline, Driven by Fewer Punishments for Disruption/Defiance
Districts Making Progress toward Reducing Racial/Ethnic Suspension Disparities, though Gaps Still Remain. Study Shows Higher Test Scores Correlated with Lower Suspension Rates, Reducing Concern that Discipline Reforms May Jeopardize Student Achievement.
Featured News More than 800 Scholars File Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Supporting Diversity Policies in College Admissions
More than 800 social scientists from all parts of the U.S. recently submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court presenting evidence on the need to maintain colleges’ rights to consider race as one of many factors in selecting students. We believe that this brief is the most massive outpouring of scholarly support ever for a social science brief in a civil rights case.
Featured News Education Secretary Duncan Advocates Shifting Money From Prisons to Schools
CRP's Center for Civil Rights Remedies supports Education Secretary Arnie Duncan's September 30, 2015 proposal to shift funds from prisons to schools.
Press Release UCLA Report Finds Connecticut’s Schools Growing More Integrated; Programs are a “Lighthouse for the Region”
LOS ANGELES—For the first time in its ten recent studies of public school segregation in East Coast states, the Civil Rights Project today releases a new report documenting significant progress toward integrated education. In the state of Connecticut there has been clear progress, according to the new study’s findings.
Press Release Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap? New Research Identifies Districts with Worst Suspension Records
Findings include: U.S. kids are losing almost 18 million days of instruction; Florida leads all states with highest suspension rate; many districts have improved, but overall U.S. rate has changed little.
Featured News The Winter 2015 Bulletin/Noticiero is here!
The Winter 2015 Issue highlights a new CRP book release, one that looks at the benefits of being bilingual in the U.S. labor market. Alumni Spotlight interviews Associate Professor Mindy Kornhaber, who conducts research on how institutional policies affecting individual potential could be more equitable. Upcoming events, new resources, and civil rights in history are also featured.
Featured News Announcing New Book with Groundbreaking Studies on School Discipline
A new book, Closing the School Discipline Gap, from The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the UCLA Civil Rights Project (CRP/CCRR) looks at disciplinary policies and practices in school that result in disparities, and provides remedies that may be enacted at federal, state, and district levels.
Press Release Decades of Inaction Lead to Worst Segregaton in Pennsylvania Schools in Two Decades
Using statewide public school enrollment data from 1989 to 2010, a new report examines changes in school enrollment and segregation at the state-level as well across Pennsylvania’s two largest metropolitan areas –Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Featured News Senator Edward Brooke: A personal reflection by Gary Orfield
CRP Co-director Gary Orfield reflects on the Civil Rights legacy of Senator Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015).
Featured News Experts Say Schools Can’t Address Racial Disparities in Discipline without Confronting Racial Issues
Research Collaborative Urges School Data Collection, Frank Conversation, and Adoption of New Practices
Press Release Delaware’s School Resegregation Increasing after Dissolution of its Groundbreaking Metropolitan Desegregation Plan
"The Courts, the Legislature and Delaware’s Resegregation" summarizes substantial research showing segregated schools’ strong links to multiple forms of unequal educational opportunity and outcomes.
Featured News A Dream Undone? Higher Education Access and Opportunity in a Shifting Legal Landscape
CRP and partners launch groundbreaking study to examine how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions have changed contemporary admissions practices at selective colleges and universities.
Featured News Groups File Civil Rights Complaint Challenging Tracking and Discipline Practices in South Orange-Maplewood School District
The complaint was brought by CRP's Center for Civil Rights Remedies, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Jersey.
Press Release Northern New England Schools Experience Early Racial Change
In this report, school segregation in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont is analyzed and found to be presently modest and localized, especially compared to other parts of the country, but slow increases in racial diversity signal changes ahead for the region’s schools. The authors urge the states and schools to act now to create policies addressing racial change and integration, before segregation becomes entrenched.
Press Release Education Tool Guides Districts and Schools on Using LCFF to Narrow EL Achievement Gaps
A new educational guide is available that helps California schools, districts and teachers target the best ways to implement California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), so that it narrows the achievement gaps between the state’s English Learners (ELs) and all other students. The guidance recommends research-based practices that innovate and reshape ways for addressing the educational needs of ELs.
Featured News Center for Civil Rights Remedies joined by 32 organizations and 19 scholars urge Department of Education to Address Racial Discipline Disparities among Students with Disabilities
Center for Civil Rights Remedies joined by 32 organizations and 19 scholars urge Department of Education to Address Racial Discipline Disparities among Students with Disabilities: The attached letter was posted on Monday in response to a “request for information” from Assistant Secretary of Education Michael Yudin.
Press Release Two of Three CA School Districts Reduce Out-of-School Suspensions as Discipline Gap Narrows
Based on the statewide averages for 2011-12 and 2012-13, progress was made in reducing out-of-school suspensions in California schools for every racial/ethnic subgroup. “Disruption/Willful Defiance” suspensions still, however, account for the largest share of the problem.
Press Release UCLA Report Finds Changing U.S. Demographics Transform School Segregation Landscape 60 Years After Brown v Board of Education
Segregation Increases after Desegregation Plans Terminated by Supreme Court
Press Release North Carolina’s Black Students Increasingly Isolated in Schools after Many Desegregation Plans Dissolved
Racial and Economic Isolation Intensifies Despite an Increasingly Multiracial Enrollment.
Press Release California The Most Segregated State for Latino Students
State Has Little to Celebrate 60 Years After Brown v Board of Education.
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