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This recap includes CRP's research and reports produced from January 2014 to April 2014. The section is organized from most recent to less recent.

CRP’s Center for Civil Rights Remedies (CCRR) and 14 co-signatories comment on proposed revisions to the Department of Education's State Performance Plan and the Annual Performance Report

April 29, 2014

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to annually report racial disparities in discipline. Research jointly conducted by CCRR and the Council of State Governments found only 17 states reporting any discipline data on students with disabilities. In this letter, researchers and advocates urge the ED's Office of Special Education Programs to revise and improve indicator 20, to ensure public awareness of the discipline disparities and racial inequity in special education.

Statement deeply regretting the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of Michigan’s ban on affirmative action

April 24, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled on September 23 that Michigan’s Proposal 2, banning race-conscious college admissions, is constitutional. That decision overturns a lower court’s ruling that the referendum violated the federal constitutional guarantee of equal protection. The Court’s decision exemplifies how legal decisions can ignore the stark realities of our nation and the deep racial inequalities that continue to exist in America.

“Vast Changes and an Uneasy Future: Racial and Regional Inequality in Southern California”

April 16, 2014

Graduate student researcher, Kfir Mordechay, examines the profound demographic transformation of the Southern California region, from Los Angeles to San Diego and Tijuana. The study documents the Southern California counties with the most dramatic changes during the last decades, and the intensifying gap between generations in terms of age, race and population growth.

“New York State’s Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future”

March 26, 2014

John Kucsera with Gary Orfield explore trends in enrollment and school segregation patterns in New York, considered to have the most segregated schools in the nation.

The report also documents the history of school desegregation in the state and across its geographic regions, including key desegregation cases and remedies in Yonkers, Rochester, and Buffalo.

“Eliminating Disparities in School Discipline: What Works”

March 13, 2014

This briefing highlighted the results of work by a collaborative of 26 national experts on disparities in school discipline. Findings from the most recent research were combined with a summary of practical evidence gleaned from extensive work with policymakers and practitioners across the country.  This work represents the most comprehensive compilation and analysis of American research on exclusionary discipline ever attempted.

Researchers Analyze Findings of Increasing Segregation

March 12, 2014

By carefully examining the Washington metro area in this analysis, CRP demonstrates that using the “randomness” measure (of distribution of four racial groups across metropolitan areas) erroneously shows progress in school diversity. In contrast, statistics on actual schools attended by black and Latino students, the measure used by CRP, shows a clear increase in isolation from whites and middle class students.

Policy Report Dispels Misconceptions about Prop 209, SATs and Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Higher Education

March 12, 2014

A coalition primarily of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) civil rights and higher education groups, including CRP, present this policy report to dispel public misconceptions that have recently surfaced around efforts to diversify higher education.

Center for Civil Rights Remedies joins local advocates in North Carolina asserting Wake County school policing violates civil rights laws.

January 27, 2014

The goal of this complaint is to spur the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate race- and disability-based claims that the Wake County, North Carolina school police's use of force, interrogations, and denial of due process rights constitute systemic problems and civil rights violations having a disparate impact on Black students and students with disabilities.

Civil Rights Project Hails New Federal Guidance on School Discipline Current Practices Disparately Impact Students of Color

January 8, 2014

The Department of Justice and the Education Department 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.  


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