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Faculty Against Rape (FAR) Stands With Survivors, Against Retaliation

Nina Flores | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Nina Flores

Attention: College students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators. Did you know that sexual assaults are more likely to occur during the beginning of the fall term than any other time of the year?

Joy Resmovits

American Schools Are STILL Racist, Government Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

Public school students of color get more punishment and less access to veteran teachers than their white peers, according to surveys released Friday b...

Tyler Kingkade

Big Problems Found In Sexual Violence Investigations At Largest University System

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

NEW YORK -- A federal investigation of four campuses that are part of the State University of New York, the largest U.S. system of public higher educa...

Tyler Kingkade

School Backs Down From Expulsion Threat Against Sexual Assault Survivor

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.07.2013 | College

After an external review, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill announced Thursday that it dropped a school honor court charge against Landen G...

Campus-Based Sexual Assault Coalition Fights Back

Nina Flores | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Nina Flores

A student-faculty coalition at Occidental College in Los Angeles is gaining national attention for standing up to campus administrators in the wake of yet another example of colleges and universities across the country mishandling reports of sexual assault.

Joy Resmovits

Students With Disabilities Have School Sports Rights, Obama Administration Declares

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

When Kareem Dale, now a special advisor to President Barack Obama, was in high school, all he wanted to do was wrestle. But as a student who was parti...

ACLU on Campus Protests Against Israel

David Moshman | Posted 02.15.2013 | College
David Moshman

At the intersection of equality and liberty lie many hard cases that require careful consideration of complex evidence and subtle balancing of competing rights. But this is not one of them. If I were the OCR I would listen to the ACLU and uphold free expression at Berkeley.

Office Of Civil Rights To Investigate Missouri High School's Offensive 'Senior List'

Posted 11.05.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights will investigate a complaint leveled by a parent regarding Ladue Horton Watkins High Schoo...

Cost Of Educating Students With Special Needs Disproportionately Left To Traditional Public Schools

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students in...

Chinese Students: We Were Transferred To Poor-Performing School To Boost Scores

Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has launched an investigation into allegations that the San Mateo Union High School District...

Top U.S. High School Hit With Civil Rights, Discrimination Suit

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a prestigious Alexandria, Va. high school, has been hit with a federal civil rights lawsu...

Feds Open Civil Rights Cases on Tucson Schools Under Pedicone's Latino Crackdown: "Sheriff Arpaio of American Schools?"

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has opened investigations into possible violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in Tucson. Not that TUSD has bothered to inform the district's taxpayers of the investigation.

Joy Resmovits

Officials Attack School-To-Prison Pipeline At School Justice Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2012 | Education

Jakayla Ivory, a St. Louis high-school student convicted of second-degree assault, likely would have gotten two years in jail. Instead, she went to sc...

Are Black Students In LA Racially Profiled?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.06.2012 | Los Angeles

If you are a black student in Los Angeles, you are almost three times more likely to be suspended than if you are any other race, according to new dat...

Joy Resmovits

Black, Hispanic Students Face More Suspensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Minority students have less access to advanced courses, more inexperienced teachers and face tougher disciplinary consequences than their counterparts...

Title IX and the Death of Free Speech at Yale

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 07.19.2011 | College
Nathaniel Zelinsky

Yale's Dean Mary Miller's precedent in banning the DKE fraternity for creating a "hostile" environment with its boorish chants raises troubling questions. The willingness to ban "hostile" speech is antithetical to a commitment to free expression for all.