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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 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.
Featured News Researchers and Advocates Join Letter Urging Improved Public Reporting of Discipline Data
The Center for Civil Rights Remedies of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA and 14 co-signatories comment on proposed revisions to the Department of Education's State Performance Plan (SPP) and the Annual Performance Report (APR).
Featured News Reaction to Supreme Court Decision in Michigan Prop 2 Case
The Civil Rights Project deeply regrets yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court, which ruled that Michigan’s Proposal 2, banning race-conscious college admissions, is constitutional.
Press Release Demographic Divide Intensifying in Southern California, Between Regions and Across Race
The report reveals the depth and scope of the demographic shifts within our social and urban landscapes, due to international immigration, changes in birth rates, and internal migration patterns.
Press Release New York Schools Most Segregated in the Nation
UCLA report identifies alarming trends throughout the Empire State.
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 for Civil Rights Remedies.
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 distribution of four racial groups across metropolitan areas. This measure has never been the goal of desegregation policies, nor the way in which progress was measured in civil rights law and enforcement.
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.
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.
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 adults, a pattern very disproportionately impacting students of color.
Featured News NEW RESOURCES: Two webinar recordings on school discipline and affirmative action
 
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
Featured News CALL FOR PERSONAL STORIES: Turning Around the School-to-Prison Pipeline
The Center for Civil Rights Remedies is seeking personal stories for possible inclusion in an upcoming book, “Closing the School Discipline Gap,” by Teachers College Press, and for use in additional forthcoming reports containing profiles of large districts.
Featured News CRP Announces Opportunity for Postdoctoral Scholar in Higher Education Research
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles seeks an experienced education policy researcher in the area of higher education policy and finance. The postdoctoral scholar must have proven experience managing a complex research project, analyzing quantitative/qualitative data, and writing well and clearly for a policy audience.
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 CRP report documents the jump from 1989 to 2010 in quantity of apartheid schools in New Jersey, the IELP study shows that extreme isolation of poor students of color is concentrated in mostly urban areas. Both studies are products of close collaboration between the two research centers and are interrelated, but each develops a distinctive set of issues.
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