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Featured News Call for Papers: Segregation, Immigration, and Educational Inequality: A Multinational Examination of New Research
The Civil Rights Project, University of Ghent, Université Libre de Bruxelles and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies invite proposals for papers an upcoming conference called "Segregation, Immigration, and Educational Inequality: A Multinational Examination of New Research."
Featured News Civil Rights Project Releases Statement of Nation’s Leading Constitutional Law Scholars on U.S. Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling
The Civil Rights Project is honored to distribute today a statement of constitutional law scholars, an independent assessment of the ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas, at Austin, announced yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Featured News Federal Government to Investigate Alleged Civil Rights Violations in Durham Public Schools
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating a claim filed by Advocates for Children's Services and the Center for Civil Rights Remedies that Durham Public Schools discriminates against students of color and students with disabilities.
Featured News A Tribute to Julius Chambers
The Civil Rights Project mourns the loss of Julius Chambers, a legendary civil rights leader, who passed away on August 2, 2013.
Featured News Civil Rights Leaders Urge CA Governor to Address Inequities in School Discipline
Civil rights leaders from across the country signed a letter to California Gov. Jerry Brown urging him to stand with them in addressing the inequities in school discipline and sign Assembly Bill 420, authored by Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento).
Featured News CRP Center issues statement supporting US DOE's changes to Civil Rights Data Collection
CRP's Center for Civil Rights Remedies issued a statement of support to the U.S. Department of Education's proposed changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection. We applauded additions, such as tracking the days of lost instruction due to disciplinary actions, and reporting on the educational conditions in juvenile justice institutions. But we also urged annual and timely reporting of the disaggregated data so essential to the enforcement of anti-discrimination law.
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 Proposal 2, was designed to overturn affirmative action plans at the University of Michigan and other universities in the state and to inscribe that prohibition into the state constitution.
Featured News Complaint Filed with OCR against Durham Public Schools
The Advocates for Children's Services project of Legal Aid of North Carolina ("ACS") and the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project of UCLA ("CRP") filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, against the Durham Public Schools ("DPS"). The complaint exposes DPS’s overreliance on out-of-school suspension, which disproportionately harms Black students and students with disabilities, in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The complaint is filed on behalf of all DPS students who are unjustly harmed by the district's suspension policies, including two Black students with disabilities whose experiences are described in the complaint.
Featured News Leading Social Scientists Find Powerful Research Base for Affirmative Action
The Civil Rights Project is releasing today a statement by leading scholars highlighting rigorous social science research that could provide guidance to universities assessing their diversity plans in the context of the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action, in Fisher v. the University of Texas, at Austin. Today’s statement points to the broad and deep base of research literature on affirmative action.
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.
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 NEW RESOURCES: Two webinar recordings on school discipline and affirmative action
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