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Connecticut’s East Hartford Public Schools’ Enrollment, Registration Methods Found in Violation of Civil Rights (Nov 30, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with Connecticut?s East Hartford Public Schools after finding that the district violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to provide adequate language services to limited English proficient (LEP) parents and guardians and by unlawfully imposing barriers to enrollment and applying additional registration and enrollment criteria to students based on national origin.
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Yonkers (N.Y.) Public Schools Commit to Addressing Problems Serving Students with Disabilities (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into a resolution agreement with the Yonkers (N.Y.) Public Schools to address address problems concerning appropriate access to general education instruction for the district?s more than 4,000 students with disabilities. 
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CUNY, Hunter College Reach Agreement with U.S. Education Department to Address Title IX Violations on Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the City University of New York (CUNY) and its Hunter College after finding that the college violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by failing to promptly and equitably respond to complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence.
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Occidental College, U.S. Education Department Reach Agreement to Ensure Prompt, Equitable Responses to Reports of Sexual Harassment, Violence (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with Occidental College in Los Angeles to resolve a sexual violence and sexual harassment complaint investigation.
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San Bernardino County, U.S. Education Department Agree to Ensure that Students with Disabilities in Alternative and Juvenile Court Schools Receive Free, Appropriate Education (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has entered into a resolution agreement with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools in California to address compliance issues involving students with disabilities in alternative and juvenile court schools.
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Virginia's Hampton City Schools, U.S. Education Department Settle Case of Retaliation Against Mom Who Advocated for Daughter (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with the Hampton, Virginia, City Schools after finding the division in violation of the civil rights laws enforced by OCR that prohibit retaliation for opposing discriminatory practices or for participating in OCR's complaint resolution process.
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Toledo Public Schools, U.S. Education Department Reach Agreement to Address Issues of African American Student Access to Resources (Nov 04, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and Toledo Public Schools announced today that the district has entered into a resolution agreement to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in providing equitable resources to African American students.
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Race and National Origin Discrimination (Sep 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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Disability Discrimination (Sep 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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Sex Discrimination (Sep 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) (Sep 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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School Climate and Discipline (Aug 04, 2016)
Information about the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, including guidance for schools
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Religious Discrimination (Jul 22, 2016)
The civil rights laws enforced by OCR protects all students, regardless of religious identity, from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age.
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School Climate and Discipline: Know the Law (Jul 18, 2016)
Information about the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, including guidance for schools
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School Climate and Discipline: Know the Data (Jul 18, 2016)
Data about the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, including guidance for schools
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School Climate and Discipline: Connect (Jul 18, 2016)
Information about the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, including guidance for schools
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Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities (Jun 29, 2016)
On June 29, 2016, OCR announced that it has reached settlements with education organizations in seven states and one territory to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities
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Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities (Jun 29, 2016)
On June 29, 2016, OCR announced that it has reached settlements with education organizations in seven states and one territory to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities
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Settlement Reached on Title IX Athletics Probe at Buffalo?s Erie Community College (Jun 29, 2016)
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached a settlement with Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York, to resolve issues of women?s access to athletic opportunities at the institution.
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Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for the 2013-14 school year (Jun 10, 2016)
Data maintained by the Office for Civil Rights. Includes information about the enrollment of - and educational services to - students in public schools in every state by race/ethnicity, sex, and disability.
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Civil Rights Data (Jun 02, 2016)
Data maintained by the Office for Civil Rights. Includes information about the enrollment of - and educational services to - students in public schools in every state by race/ethnicity, sex, and disability.
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Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students (May 13, 2016)
Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students dated May 13, 2016. Schools across the country strive to create and sustain inclusive, supportive, safe, and nondiscriminatory communities for all students. In recent years, we have received an increasing number of questions from parents, teachers, principals, and school superintendents about civil rights protections for transgender students.
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Resources for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students (May 10, 2016)
Title IX protects all students, including transgender and gender-nonconforming students, from sex discrimination. Title IX encompasses discrimination based on a student?s nonconformity with sex stereotypes and gender identity, including a student?s transgender status.
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Age Discrimination (Feb 29, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), about the federal civil rights laws it enforces, and about the OCR complaint process.
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Civil Rights Tutorials and Technical Assistance (Feb 29, 2016)
The Civil Rights Tutorials and Technical Assistance page provides training materials and resources on Civil Rights Issues.
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School Climate and Discipline: Federal Efforts (Dec 07, 2015)
Information about the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, including guidance for schools, including Federal Efforts.
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Recent Resolutions (Nov 30, 2015)
Recently Completed Investigations
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Recent Resolutions (Nov 30, 2015)
Recently Completed Investigations
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Reading Room (Oct 15, 2015)
The Reading Room lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age. Commpliance information and helpful guidance for school and college administrators is also available. This document also serves as an eFOIA Index for OCR documents.
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Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act Discrimination (Test) (Oct 15, 2015)
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act in public schools, LEAs and SEAs that receive Federal funds made available through the Department of Education.
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Race and National Origin Discrimination (con't) (Oct 15, 2015)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds.
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Sex Discrimination (con't) (Oct 15, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts.
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Race and National Origin Discrimination (Oct 15, 2015)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds.
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Sex Discrimination (Oct 15, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts.
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Civil Rights Tutorials and Technical Assistance (Oct 15, 2015)
The Reading Room lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age. Commpliance information and helpful guidance for school and college administrators is also available. This document also serves as an eFOIA Index for OCR documents.
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Race and National Origin Discrimination (Oct 15, 2015)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds.
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Methods of Administration (Oct 15, 2015)
The purpose of the Methods of Administration (MOA) program is to ensure that all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, have equal access to high-quality career and technical education programs.
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Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act (Oct 15, 2015)
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act in public schools, LEAs and SEAs that receive Federal funds made available through the Department of Education.
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Sex-based Harassment (Oct 15, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts.
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Race and National Origin Discrimination Issues (Oct 15, 2015)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds.
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Pamphlets (Oct 15, 2015)
These publications lists a variety of publications, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age.
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Federal Register Notices and Regulations (Oct 15, 2015)
The page lists a variety of regulations, most available online, that set forth the rights of students and others to be free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age.
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Sex Discrimination (Oct 15, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts.
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Race and National Origin Discrimination (Oct 15, 2015)
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds.
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Protecting Students Overview (Oct 15, 2015)
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces several federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education. reas covered may include, but are not limited to: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, student treatment and services, counseling and guidance, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing, and employment.
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Harassment Prevention Resources (Oct 15, 2015)
Data which crosses multi-jurisdictional areas.
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Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act (Oct 15, 2015)
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act in public schools, LEAs and SEAs that receive Federal funds made available through the Department of Education.
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Sex Discrimination (Oct 15, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts.
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Retaliation (Oct 15, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts.
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Sex Discrimination Issues (Oct 15, 2015)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by recipients of federal funds, including colleges, universities, and public school districts.
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