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March 16, 2010

Office for Civil Rights Revamps Civil Rights Data Collection, Unveils New Web Site for Survey Data

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it will begin collecting new data to measure whether all students have equal educational opportunity and to inform its enforcement of federal civil rights laws.

March 10, 2010

U.S. Education Department Announces Civil Rights Review of English Learner Students In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Two days after Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced plans to step up enforcement of civil rights law on behalf of students in a speech in Selma, Ala., the U.S. Department of Education announced its first formal civil rights enforcement action.

March 8, 2010

Secretary Duncan to Outline Education Equity Agenda at Selma Commemoration of Historic March

SELMA, Ala. -- In a major speech at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today will address the challenges of ensuring equity, equal educational opportunity and access before a group of students, community leaders and elected officials.

February 24, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Makes Public State-by-State Restraint and Seclusion Information

Today, the Department posted a summary of state laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines regarding the use of restraint and seclusion techniques in schools: http://www.ed.gov/policy/seclusion/seclusion-state-summary.html. The summary is a result of U.S.

January 15, 2010

Duncan Speaks at Dr. King's Church on 81st Birthday of the Legendary Civil Rights Leader

To a full house of more than 1000 elementary, high school and college students who gathered to celebrate the 81st birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenged America to realize King's vision through education.

August 25, 2009

Secretary Duncan Commemorates 46th Anniversary of March on Washington, Helps Launch "Kids for King"

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February 4, 2009

Education Secretary Announces Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

WASHINGTON-Education Secretary Arne Duncan today praised President Barack Obama's intent to nominate Russlynn Ali as the assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education.

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