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ERIC Number: ED516937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Ensuring Equal Access to High-Quality Education. Revised
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is a law enforcement agency charged with enforcing federal civil rights laws to ensure that educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance do not engage in discriminatory conduct. OCR enforces the federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department. This document discusses the following: (1) the impact of the civil rights; (2) the responsibilities of the Office for Civil Rights; (3) how the laws apply to educational institutions; (4) how the laws apply to students and employees; (5) how OCR receives discrimination complaints from the general public; (6) how OCR resolves complaints; (7) how OCR carries out compliance reviews; and (8) how OCR's technical assistance helps people and institutions. [For previous version of this report, see ED483023.]
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 800-421-3481; Fax: 202-453-6012; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED)