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Educational Opportunities Project

The Educational Opportunities Project (“EOP”) strives to guarantee that all students receive equal educational opportunities in public schools and institutions of higher learning. Working with private law firms and community leaders, the EOP has been successful in promoting school integration; supporting the mission of the No Child Left Behind Act; and challenging discriminatory discipline and classroom assignment practices as well as school finance inadequacy.

Recent Educational Opportunities Project News

September 2, 2016

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will launch its innovative e-clinic on September 6th for parents in California. Building upon the success of PREP’s digital platform (www.prepparents.org), the e-clinic will allow parents to meet virtually free of charge via video chat with a pro bono advocate to discuss educational issues related to special education, school discipline, English Language Learners, or discrimination issues. Volunteers and parents will work together in an online setting to formulate an action plan that will support addressing their child(ren)’s educational success. “PREP is excited to leverage technology and human capital at law firms and corporations to support parents in advocating for their children,” said Lawyers’ Committee PREP Manager and Senior Counsel Natasha Quiroga.  “The e-clinic will overcome geographical challenges and scheduling constraints to make an even larger impact on the lives of parents and […]

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