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Brown 67 Years Later: Examining Disparities in School Discipline

The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Departments, will mark the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education on May 11, 2021, from 1:30 – 4 pm ET, with a virtual convening: Brown 67 Years Later: Examining Disparities in School Discipline and the Pursuit of Safe and Inclusive Schools. The convening will highlight strategies for addressing racial and other disparities in the administration of school discipline. Panelists will consider the impact of exclusionary school discipline policies and practices, such as suspensions and school-based arrests, on our nation’s students, particularly students of color, students with disabilities and LGBTQI+ students. They will also share diverse strategies for addressing harmful and discriminatory school discipline practices and creating positive school climates.

This convening builds on the commitments expressed in President Biden’s Executive Orders on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government and on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers. As federal, state and local officials continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and reopen schools, the Departments are committed to providing policy guidance and technical assistance to schools to ensure that all students are taught in safe, supportive and welcoming school environments free from discrimination.

The virtual event is free and open to the public.  Please register at the following link:

Examining Disparities in Discipline & Pursuit of Safe, Inclusive Schools Registration, Tue, May 11, 2021 at 1:30 PM | Eventbrite

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Last Modified: 05/04/2021