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Catherine Lhamon

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

In America, the most rigorous classes, experienced teachers and moderate discipline practices tend to be reserved for white students, according to new...

Tyler Kingkade

The Education Department Has A Huge Backlog Of Sexual Assault Investigations That's Still Growing | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.06.2015 | College

Two new reports show the U.S. Department of Education has been hit with a massive increase in complaints about schools' handling of sexual violence ov...

Closer to the Finish Line

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.

Tyler Kingkade

Colleges Warned They Will Lose Federal Funding For Botching Campus Rape Cases | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.14.2014 | College

HANOVER, N.H. -- Catharine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, told a group of college administrators Mo...

Tyler Kingkade

Senators Eye New Penalties For Colleges Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

WASHINGTON -- Multiple senators made it clear this week they believe the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights needs new ways to puni...