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March 21, 2014

The New Spotlight on America's Opportunity Gaps

Thank you, Catherine [Lhamon]. I can't thank Catherine enough for the extraordinary leadership that she has shown as head of our Office for Civil Rights and for her passionate commitment to protect and ensure equal opportunity for all students.

March 21, 2014

Expansive Survey of America's Public Schools Reveals Troubling Racial Disparities

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today the first comprehensive look at civil rights data from every public school in the country in nearly 15 years.

October 2, 2012

Secretary Duncan, White House Officials Join Disability Stakeholders in Commemorating Anniversary of Key Civil Rights Law

Leaders from the disability community joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other senior officials from the White House and the Education Department Monday for a panel discussion celebrating the 39th anniversary of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

April 23, 2012

U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Memphis City Schools on Aids, Services for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has reached a resolution agreement with the Memphis, Tenn., City Schools on aids and services to students with disabilities.

January 19, 2012

Department of Education Issues ADA Amendments Act Dear Colleague Letter to Provide Guidance Under Amended Legal Standards

The Department of Education's (Department) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued a Dear Colleague letter concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (Amendments Act).

July 1, 2011

Civil Rights Office Announces Settlement Agreement on Discrimination Investigation at Notre Dame

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that it has obtained a settlement agreement related to its investigation of student-on-student sexual harassment, including sexual violence, at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind.

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