Civil Rights

Read: Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

An analysis by ProPublica found the percentage of findings of civil rights violations dropped from 51 percent under Obama to 35 percent under Trump.

Read: White House Proposes Merger of Education, Labor Departments

White House Proposes Merger of Education, Labor Departments

The proposal comes 14 months after President Trump signed an executive order calling for ways to merge duplicative offices and programs.

Read: Campuses Must Balance Security Technology with Privacy and Civil Rights

Campuses Must Balance Security Technology with Privacy and Civil Rights

A campus adopting any type of new security technology must not only investigate its benefits, but also its vulnerabilities and potential for abuse.

Read: Education Department Begins Dismissal of Civil Rights Cases

Education Department Begins Dismissal of Civil Rights Cases

One disability rights advocate says the department notified her that 500 of her complaints were dismissed in recent weeks.

Read: Civil Rights Groups: Police in Schools Won’t End Gun Violence Epidemic

Civil Rights Groups: Police in Schools Won’t End Gun Violence Epidemic

Several civil rights groups met on Monday to voice their opinion that placing armed officers in schools will not address the nation’s gun violence epidemic.

Read: 700 Parents of Transgender Students Sign Letter Criticizing DeVos

700 Parents of Transgender Students Sign Letter Criticizing DeVos

The letter, organized by the Human Rights Campaign, criticizes the Trump administration for rescinding restroom guidance for transgender students.

Read: Civil Rights Groups Sue DeVos over Campus Sexual Assault Guidance

Civil Rights Groups Sue DeVos over Campus Sexual Assault Guidance

The lawsuit claims the U.S. Education Department’s changes to campus sexual assault policies discriminate against students who report sexual assault.

Read: Dept. of Ed. Publishes Database of Pending Civil Rights Investigations

Dept. of Ed. Publishes Database of Pending Civil Rights Investigations

On Wednesday, the Department of Education published a full list of active civil rights investigations that will be updated monthly.

Read: Teacher Arrested at Board Meeting for Questioning Superintendent’s Raise

Teacher Arrested at Board Meeting for Questioning Superintendent’s Raise

Video footage shows the teacher calmly asking why the superintendent should receive a pay raise when teachers haven’t received a pay increase in years.

Read: Department of Education May Limit Scope of Civil Rights Investigations

Department of Education May Limit Scope of Civil Rights Investigations

Under current guidelines, civil rights investigations focus on both the individual complaint and the possibility of a systemic problem.

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