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SCOTUSblog
School board files petition for review on transgender bathroomsU.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit relied on a January 7, 2015, opini
School board files petition for review on transgender bathrooms
SCOTUSblog / Posted 5 hours ago
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit relied on a January 7, 2015, opinion letter from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, which had been issued in response to a request made a few days after the board adopted its restroom... Read more
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MLive.com
Two Michigan colleges recognized among country's worst for LGBT studentsthat a person cannot change his or her sex assigned at birth." the letter addre
Two Michigan colleges recognized among country's worst for LGBT students
MLive.com / Posted 18 hours ago
that a person cannot change his or her sex assigned at birth." the letter addressing Spring Arbor's application from the Office of Civil Rights reads. "Your letter states that, because of these tenets, a transgender student would not be permitted... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Crossing the Line: I-269, tax holidays and other newsWashington-based Advancement Project said the complaint remains under investiga
Crossing the Line: I-269, tax holidays and other news
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 19 hours ago
Washington-based Advancement Project said the complaint remains under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, and they hope to have an answer within the next few months. The school system has said it believes... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Threat assessment teams' secretive record-keepingcard. These records also mention the lawsuit I filed against the student associ
Threat assessment teams' secretive record-keeping
Daily Chronicle / Posted yesterday
card. These records also mention the lawsuit I filed against the student association and a complaint I submitted to the Office of Civil Rights. Neither of those are threatening or concerning behaviors and are entirely acceptable actions within... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
School resource officers walk a fine lineto the criminal-justice system in Champaign formed the basis of a complaint loc
School resource officers walk a fine line
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted yesterday
to the criminal-justice system in Champaign formed the basis of a complaint local activists filed with the federal Office of Civil Rights in 2014. The Department of Education responded to the complaint in January 2015 and launched an... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Department of Education Orders Lodi School District to Change ‘Discriminatory Practices’that read: The district was ready to resolve this matter entirely over a year
Department of Education Orders Lodi School District to Change ‘Discriminatory Practices’
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 3 days ago
that read: The district was ready to resolve this matter entirely over a year ago through a voluntary agreement. The Office of Civil Rights did not make any finding whatsoever that the district intentionally discriminated against students in... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Discrimination charged at Tech Schoolscenter joined forces with Greater Hartford Legal Assistance to lodge the compla
Discrimination charged at Tech Schools
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 4 days ago
center joined forces with Greater Hartford Legal Assistance to lodge the complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on August 24, 2016. They want the office to review the cases of all students with disabilities who... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Discrimination charged at Tech Schoolscenter joined forces with Greater Hartford Legal Assistance to lodge the compla
Discrimination charged at Tech Schools
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
center joined forces with Greater Hartford Legal Assistance to lodge the complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on August 24, 2016. They want the office to review the cases of all students with disabilities who... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Discrimination charged at Tech Schoolscenter joined forces with Greater Hartford Legal Assistance to lodge the compla
Discrimination charged at Tech Schools
Darien News-Review / Posted 4 days ago
center joined forces with Greater Hartford Legal Assistance to lodge the complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on August 24, 2016. They want the office to review the cases of all students with disabilities who... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Suspect who shot 14-old girl in Richmond remains at largeRPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit
Suspect who shot 14-old girl in Richmond remains at large
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 4 days ago
RPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights against Richmond Public Schools. Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
14-old girl injured in Richmond shootingRPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit
14-old girl injured in Richmond shooting
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 4 days ago
RPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights against Richmond Public Schools. Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Family, friends plead for answers in death of Richmond store ownerRPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit
Family, friends plead for answers in death of Richmond store owner
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 5 days ago
RPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights against Richmond Public Schools. Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
2 students, NAACP, file anti-discrimination lawsuit against RPSwith disabilities. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed the complaint
2 students, NAACP, file anti-discrimination lawsuit against RPS
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 5 days ago
with disabilities. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed the complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. The ACLU, NAACP, and Civil Liberties Union say the current student code isn't clear in what it... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Juvenile girl rushed to hospital after Richmond shootingRPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit
Juvenile girl rushed to hospital after Richmond shooting
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 5 days ago
RPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights against Richmond Public Schools. Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
Federal Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against Richmond Public Schoolsissues within our school system that need to be reformed,” said Lynetta Thompso
Federal Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against Richmond Public Schools
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 5 days ago
issues within our school system that need to be reformed,” said Lynetta Thompson, Richmond NAACP president. The group has now asked the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights to investigate the discipline practices in Richmond schoo... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
District says it welcomes dialogue on disciplineUnion of Virginia and the Legal Aid Justice Center filed the complaint Wednesda
District says it welcomes dialogue on discipline
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 5 days ago
Union of Virginia and the Legal Aid Justice Center filed the complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. They're asking federal officials to investigate Richmond Public Schools' disciplinary policies and... Read more
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Boston Herald
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whitesfrequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wedne
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites
Boston Herald / Posted 5 days ago
frequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. The complaint brought by two students and a local branch of the National Association for the... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whitesfrequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wedne
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 5 days ago
frequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. The complaint brought by two students and a local branch of the National Association for the... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
District says it welcomes dialogue on disciplineUnion of Virginia and the Legal Aid Justice Center filed the complaint Wednesda
District says it welcomes dialogue on discipline
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 5 days ago
Union of Virginia and the Legal Aid Justice Center filed the complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. They're asking federal officials to investigate Richmond Public Schools' disciplinary policies and... Read more
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Slate
The Legal Strategy for Forcing Yale to Change the Name of Its Racist-Honoring Residential Collegesimilar standards to educational institutions that receive federal funding as T
The Legal Strategy for Forcing Yale to Change the Name of Its Racist-Honoring Residential College
Slate / Posted 5 days ago
similar standards to educational institutions that receive federal funding as Title VII does to places of employment. The Office of Civil Rights recognizes “racially hostile environments” in such institutions as an analog to “hostile work... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Classrooms in Maryland's juvenile facilities to get more technologyor fell further behind in their studies. The Maryland State Conference of the
Classrooms in Maryland's juvenile facilities to get more technology
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
or fell further behind in their studies. The Maryland State Conference of the NAACP filed a federal complaint with the Office of Civil Rights and the Justice Department on behalf of students in the state's juvenile justice education programs.... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Classrooms in Maryland's juvenile facilities to get more technologyor fell further behind in their studies. The Maryland State Conference of the
Classrooms in Maryland's juvenile facilities to get more technology
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
or fell further behind in their studies. The Maryland State Conference of the NAACP filed a federal complaint with the Office of Civil Rights and the Justice Department on behalf of students in the state's juvenile justice education programs.... Read more
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CBS News
Black students punished more harshly than whites, complaint allegesfrequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wedne
Black students punished more harshly than whites, complaint alleges
CBS News / Posted 5 days ago
frequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. The complaint brought by two students and a local branch of the National Association for the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whitesfrequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wedne
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 days ago
frequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. The complaint brought by two students and a local branch of the National Association for the... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Hundreds of gallons of fuel spills into James River after truck crashRPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit
Hundreds of gallons of fuel spills into James River after truck crash
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 5 days ago
RPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights against Richmond Public Schools. Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whitesUnion of Virginia and the Legal Aid Justice Center filed the complaint Wednesda
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 5 days ago
Union of Virginia and the Legal Aid Justice Center filed the complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights on behalf of two students and the Richmond branch of the National Association for the Advancement of... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whitesUnion of Virginia and the Legal Aid Justice Center filed the complaint Wednesda
Complaint: Black students punished more harshly than whites
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 5 days ago
Union of Virginia and the Legal Aid Justice Center filed the complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights on behalf of two students and the Richmond branch of the National Association for the Advancement of... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Richmond's public housing authority owes feds millions for mismanaged moneyRPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit
Richmond's public housing authority owes feds millions for mismanaged money
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 5 days ago
RPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights against Richmond Public Schools. Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Chesterfield man dies after a shooting in South RichmondRPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit
Chesterfield man dies after a shooting in South Richmond
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 5 days ago
RPS Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights against Richmond Public Schools. Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
ACLU: 2 students, Richmond NAACP file anti-discrimination lawsuit against RPSTwo students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit with
ACLU: 2 students, Richmond NAACP file anti-discrimination lawsuit against RPS
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 5 days ago
Two students and the local NAACP have filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights against Richmond Public Schools. The ACLU says RPS' discipline policies "punish African-American students and... Read more
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Market Watch
Obama’s bathroom law fails to protect those who need it most: girlsthat he identified as a girl had to be allowed to use the girls’ locker room —
Obama’s bathroom law fails to protect those who need it most: girls
Market Watch / Posted 5 days ago
that he identified as a girl had to be allowed to use the girls’ locker room — or the school would get investigated by the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education. This would have given an open invitation to boys who enjoy looking at... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Sohn: Want to blame media for Ooltewah? Bring it onboard following the rape to conduct an independent investigation of the school'
Sohn: Want to blame media for Ooltewah? Bring it on
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
board following the rape to conduct an independent investigation of the school's culture and of the district policies (the Office of Civil Rights requires an independent investigation after such an event) said as much in the last paragraph of her... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Seattle's rental law and unintended consequences“Small landlords will shift from Craigslist to private workplace social network
Seattle's rental law and unintended consequences
The Seattle Times / Posted 6 days ago
“Small landlords will shift from Craigslist to private workplace social network, when threatened with (Seattle Office of Civil Rights) litigation the first time we decline a tenant who we objectively think does not belong in our... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Wausau School Board members talk transgender student's rightsdrafted a set of guidelines for the schools to follow that protect the district
Wausau School Board members talk transgender student's rights
WAOW Wausau / Posted 7 days ago
drafted a set of guidelines for the schools to follow that protect the district from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. "Those guidelines will go forward for now," said Wausau School Board president Lance Trollop. "We... Read more
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Crosscut
Seattle steps up defenses against housing discriminationthe number of people living homeless and increase affordable housing opportunit
Seattle steps up defenses against housing discrimination
Crosscut / Posted 7 days ago
the number of people living homeless and increase affordable housing opportunities.” Research conducted by the Seattle Office of Civil Rights found that more than 60 percent of renters using federal Section 8 housing assistance vouchers... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom lawto use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be us
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom law
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 8 days ago
to use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be used by people of all genders. The Seattle Office of Civil Rights says the goal is to improve restroom access for transgender individuals and people who consider... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom lawto use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be us
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom law
KING5 Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
to use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be used by people of all genders. The Seattle Office of Civil Rights says the goal is to improve restroom access for transgender individuals and people who consider... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom lawto use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be us
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom law
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 9 days ago
to use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be used by people of all genders. The Seattle Office of Civil Rights says the goal is to improve restroom access for transgender individuals and people who consider... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Complaints but no fines under Seattle’s gender restroom lawto use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be us
Complaints but no fines under Seattle’s gender restroom law
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 9 days ago
to use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be used by people of all genders. The Seattle Office of Civil Rights says the goal is to improve restroom access for transgender individuals and people who consider... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom lawto use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be us
Complaints but no fines under Seattle's gender restroom law
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 9 days ago
to use signs specifying that their single-occupant restrooms are meant to be used by people of all genders. The Seattle Office of Civil Rights says the goal is to improve restroom access for transgender individuals and people who consider... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Report calls Ooltewah High School's hazing training deficientP.C., to conduct an independent investigation of the school's culture and distr
Report calls Ooltewah High School's hazing training deficient
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
P.C., to conduct an independent investigation of the school's culture and district policies following the rape. The Office of Civil Rights requires an independent investigation after an event like the one in December, and the board voted... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Complaints, but no fines so far, under Seattle’s all-gender restroom lawrestrooms are meant to be used by people of all genders. The main point of the
Complaints, but no fines so far, under Seattle’s all-gender restroom law
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
restrooms are meant to be used by people of all genders. The main point of the ordinance, according to the Seattle Office of Civil Rights, is to improve restroom access for transgender individuals and people who consider themselves neither... Read more
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The Chronicle
Department of Education launches second Title IX investigation against UniversityDepartment of Education's investigation is the second such inquiry for the Univ
Department of Education launches second Title IX investigation against University
The Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
Department of Education's investigation is the second such inquiry for the University. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has launched a second Title IX probe against the University, confirmed Michael Schoenfeld, vice... Read more
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The Chronicle
Sexual assault related incidents at Duke in recent yearsfaces federal Title IX investigation The University was notified in November 2
Sexual assault related incidents at Duke in recent years
The Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
faces federal Title IX investigation The University was notified in November 2015 that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights had initiated the investigation of a “Title IX complaint filed by a Duke student,” according to... Read more
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The Chronicle
Experts explain recent Title IX lawsuit, note plaintiff's burden of proofadmission that the University mishandled the investigation. University procedu
Experts explain recent Title IX lawsuit, note plaintiff's burden of proof
The Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
admission that the University mishandled the investigation. University procedures In 2011, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights wrote a letter lowering the evidentiary standard universities use to decide if an accused student is... Read more
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The Christian Post
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Sues Obama Over Sexual Assault Cases Directiveconfidentiality of the legal process." At issue in the litigation is a letter
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Sues Obama Over Sexual Assault Cases Directive
The Christian Post / Posted 11 days ago
confidentiality of the legal process." At issue in the litigation is a letter sent by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in April 2011 commonly known as the "Dear Colleague Letter." In the letter, the OCR advocated for a... Read more
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The Chronicle
Duke sued for mishandling sexual assault investigationwho also represented a lacrosse player in 2006. The Chronicle reported in Janu
Duke sued for mishandling sexual assault investigation
The Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
who also represented a lacrosse player in 2006. The Chronicle reported in January that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights had initiated the investigation of a “Title IX complaint filed by a Duke student,” according to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
DeSoto group to host meeting on school disciplinedistrict is unfairly harsh in its discipline toward African-American and handic
DeSoto group to host meeting on school discipline
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 12 days ago
district is unfairly harsh in its discipline toward African-American and handicapped students. The education department's Office of Civil Rights agreed to investigate. In July, the DeSoto group and Advancement Project filed a supplemental... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Adams County schools facing two discrimination claims from former employeesdefend the district and our board of education.” Mondragon says the district p
Adams County schools facing two discrimination claims from former employees
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 12 days ago
defend the district and our board of education.” Mondragon says the district pursued her in the months after the federal Office of Civil Rights report laid out numerous recommendations to improve its relationships with Latino staff, students and... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Adams County schools facing two discrimination lawsuits from former employeesdefend the district and our board of education.” Mondragon says the district p
Adams County schools facing two discrimination lawsuits from former employees
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 12 days ago
defend the district and our board of education.” Mondragon says the district pursued her in the months after the federal Office of Civil Rights report laid out numerous recommendations to improve its relationships with Latino staff, students and... Read more
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