ERIC Number: ED480745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Annual Report to Congress, Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
This report to Congress covers the actions and accomplishments of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for the period beginning October 1, 2000, and ending September 30, 2002. The first section, titled "Overview of OCR Compliance and Enforcement Program," looks at the Office's organizational structure, complaint resolutions, compliance reviews and other proactive initiatives, monitoring activities, and technical assistance. The next section, "Strategic Priorities," discusses OCR's activities in support of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Office's strategic plan and new statutory responsibilities, and two high-priority commission activities related to opportunities in athletics and the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Specifically, it discusses programs for reading achievement, English language learning, promoting parental choice, creating safer schools, and encouraging accountability. The next section, "Other Efforts to Enforce the Civil Rights Laws," addresses OCR regulatory and policy guidance, the Magnet Schools Assistance program, equal opportunity in vocational education, higher education agreements, examples of OCR case resolutions, and enforcement action. The final two sections are titled "Measuring OCR's Work" and "Looking to the Future." Appended are compliance receipts by OCR enforcement offices and contact information. (WFA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Discrimination, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Government Publications, Higher Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Parent Rights, Reading Achievement, School Choice, School Security, Vocational Education
ED Pubs, Education Publications Center, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398 (Publication no. EC 0126P). Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); TDD/TTY: 800-437-0833 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-470-1244; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html. For full text: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/AnnRpt2002/index.html.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001