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Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC. – 1979
This overview of developments in housing opportunities for minorities and women includes an historical review of housing discrimination, its nature, and its effects. Federal legislation and Federal actions which were taken to assure equal housing opportunities for women and minorities are described. Other topic areas addressed include minority…
Descriptors: Black Housing, Federal Legislation, Females, Housing
Gounaris, Marilyn – 1979
In a question and answer format, this booklet describes the Lau v. Nichols decision in which the Supreme Court ruled that the San Francisco Unified School District was guilty of discrimination because non-English speaking students were not given special language instruction. The booklet presents the basis for the Lau decision, describing a…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bilingual Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal)
Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. – 1976
Lau vs Nichols is a 1974 Supreme Court decision which charged that the San Francisco Unified School District had denied equal educational opportunity to non-English-speaking students by failing to provide them with any special language instruction. The court decision was based on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which provides against…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
Hirano-Nakanishi, Marsha J.; Osthimer, Elizabeth – 1983
Language minority students are legally entitled to a baseline opportunity for an adequate, affirmative, appropriate, and effective education, allowing them an "equally fair shot" at a high school diploma. Certain absolute legal standards for this baseline educational entitlement are posited to exist; this claim is supported by…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingualism, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal)
Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC. – 1977
The Regents of the University of California present the following as part of their argument with regard to the Supreme Court case concerning minority group admissions policies at the Davis medical school: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 leaves State universities receiving Federal funds free to provide more nearly equal educational…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Court Litigation
Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC. – 1979
Nine case-related policy clarification memoranda issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are summarized in this booklet. Each memorandum deals with issues related to equal educational opportunities. Each summary consists of a question that defines the relevant issue, a statement of pertinent facts, the decision made by OCR regarding the issue,…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Athletics, Court Litigation, Disabilities
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC. – 1997
In the last 3 decades, Congress has enacted a number of civil rights statutes prohibiting discrimination in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. These statutes are: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibiting race, color, and national origin discrimination); Title IX of the Education Amendments of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional Law, Educational Discrimination
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC. – 1998
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 assures that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program of activity receiving Federal financial assistance. These requirements, which apply to all…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Civil Rights Legislation, Classroom Desegregation, Disability Identification
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC. – 1989
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the assignment of students to schools, classes, ability groups, and tracks in programs or activities that receive federal assistance. These assignments may not be made on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The law does not require schools and activities to be racially…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Civil Rights Legislation, Classroom Desegregation, Educational Discrimination
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office of Career and Technical Education. – 1997
This guide and coordinator's manual are designed to assist administrators of local agencies, area vocational centers, and postsecondary institutions in Michigan in assessing and improving their compliance with civil rights regulations relating to vocational education. The guide is based on an interpretation of the following laws: Title VI of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, English (Second Language)
Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence. – 1978
The Lau v. Nichols decision and its implications for school districts are explained in this question and answer format paper. Lau compliance plans are described in full. The number of students necessary for development of a plan or program, what a Lau plan should include, and appropriate program types are detailed. (MK)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bilingual Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal)