ERIC Number: ED443174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Office for Civil Rights. Annual Report to Congress, Fiscal Year 1999. Guaranteeing Equal Access to High-Standards Education.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
This report summarizes the accomplishments of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) during fiscal year 1999. It describes the strategies that were used to implement fair, efficient, and effective enforcement of the civil-rights laws, as well as reforms that ranged from a redesigned case process that focuses on resolution to attaining civil-rights compliance through greater reliance on collaboration with schools and partners. It describes the organizational structure of the OCR, how the department resolves complaints, how it conducts compliance reviews, and how it provides policy guidance and technical assistance. The evaluation also discusses some of the results achieved by empowering students and parents to solve their own problems in securing equal access to quality education. The document details how the OCR strives for equality in educational access and how the department ensures equity and excellence. The report outlines how the OCR does its work and the efforts that have been made to handle more cases more efficiently. It demonstrates how OCR measures its work and how OCR, by managing its resources for a positive impact, makes a difference in the lives of students by ensuring equal treatment. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.