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Press Releases

February 13, 2019

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to Deliver Closing Arguments in SFFA v. Harvard

February 12, 2019

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Sends Letter to Roosevelt Union Free School District Regarding Noose Incident

August 30, 2018

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to DOJ’s Attack on Racial Diversity in Harvard Case

August 9, 2018

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Responds to Groundbreaking Decision to Eradicate Criminal History Question From Standardized Form Used by More Than 700+ Colleges Across US

July 30, 2018

Civil Rights Groups File Brief in Support of Race Conscious Admissions at Harvard

February 8, 2018

State Of Maryland Attempts To Remedy Decades Of Mistreatment Harming Historically Black Institutions

September 2, 2016

Free Virtual Clinic to Provide Parents with Pro Bono Support Regarding Educational Challenges and Questions

June 23, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Upholding Race Conscious Admissions at University of Texas

May 26, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Responds to U.S. Department of Education’s Move to Provide Needed Guidance for States’ on School Accountability Standards

May 18, 2016

National Coalition on School Diversity Urges Policies to Mitigate Racial and Socioeconomic Segregation in Schools Confirmed by GAO Report

May 17, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Supports Call for Better Use of Information to Challenge Increasing Racial and Socioeconomic Segregation in Schools

May 9, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Welcomes “Beyond the Box”, Federal Guidance to Increase Access to Higher Education for Individuals with Criminal Histories

May 4, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Enforcement Efforts of U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

April 20, 2016

National Lawyers’ Committee Issues Statement on U.S. Department of Education’s Agreement with Oklahoma City Public Schools

April 15, 2016

Free Webinar on Rights of English Language Learners

March 25, 2016

Lawyers’ Committee Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Nationwide Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program

December 9, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Heard Case Today Challenging Race Conscious Admissions at the University of Texas

November 10, 2015

PREP to Host Free Special Education Workshop and Clinic in Minneapolis

August 24, 2015

Local Community Groups and Parents Sue Halifax County Board of Commissioners Over Blocked Access to Sound Basic Education

July 27, 2015

PREP 2015 Summer Newsletter

March 30, 2015

PREP to Host Free Parent Advocacy Workshop & Clinic in Minneapolis

February 20, 2015


January 12, 2015

*UPDATE* Free Parent Advocacy Workshop in Minneapolis, MN- Saturday February, 7th, 2015

May 7, 2012

Lawyers’ Committee and Partners Achieve Victory in United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in School Desegregation Case

April 26, 2011

Federal Judge Denies State’s Motion to Dismiss in Case Seeking Equal Education for New Orleans Special Needs Students

October 26, 2010

Southern Poverty Law Center, Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Loyola Law Clinic, and Southern Disability Law Center File Complaint Against the Louisiana Department OF Education

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July 16, 2015

Keep the Promise of ESEA: letter opposing S.1177

July 1, 2010

Framework for Providing All Students an Opportunity to Learn through Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

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July 27, 2018

Harvard’s Affirmative Action Case and The Case for Diversity in Higher Education

April 17, 2018

Debunking The Myth Of “Uncaring Parents” in ELL Classrooms

March 15, 2018

The Results Are In: Mandate School Discipline Reform to Protect the Rights of Students of Color

June 29, 2016

School Integration after Parents Involved: Constitutional race-based approaches to school diversity

March 7, 2016

Equity in Higher Education: Moving Beyond Equal Access in College Admissions

January 14, 2016

Can Implicit Racial Bias Flush Black and Latino Students Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

August 30, 2015

Teaching to Discipline, Disciplining to Fail

August 3, 2015

The Backhanded Compliment of the Model Minority Myth

October 14, 2014

Bars and Barriers: How Can We Fix the Educational System in Juvenile Facilities?

July 30, 2014

The Intersection of No Child Left Behind and The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Irony of a Progressive Act

June 30, 2014

Sixty Years After Brown: Still Separate and Unequal?

February 19, 2014

School “Choice” and the Realities Facing Parents

September 4, 2013

Access Denied? A Civil Rights Perspective on School Vouchers 

August 7, 2013

Culturally Sensitive Teaching and the Difference It Makes 

April 30, 2013

Bullying: A Tragic Reality for Vulnerable Youth 

March 7, 2013

‘Mismatch’: A Dangerously Misleading Hypothesis

March 4, 2013

Sequestration and Education: Budget Cuts Threaten Equal Educational Opportunities

March 1, 2013

Kansas’ Unconstitutional System of School Funding: Revealing the Decades-Long Fight for Fair Funding

February 12, 2013

More Police in Schools: A Reckless Proposal to Reduce Gun Violence

January 18, 2013

Community Development and Fair Housing Approaches to Education Equity

December 5, 2012

Maryland’s DREAM Act a Catalyst for Education Equality

November 15, 2012

Race-Based Academic Goals: An Unforeseen Result of Option A in No Child Left Behind Waivers?

November 1, 2012

Exposing the Myths Opposing Restorative Discipline in Oakland Unified School District

October 16, 2012

Oakland Comes to Grips with Racial Bias in School Discipline

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