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Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2016
This document provides results of a survey of all public schools and school districts in the United States. The CRDC measures student access to courses, programs, instructional and other staff, and resources--as well as school climate factors, such as student discipline and bullying and harassment--that impact education equity and opportunity for…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Access to Education, Civil Rights
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2016
In FY 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) promoted equity and excellence in education through conducting investigations and monitoring schools under resolution agreements, promoting greater understanding of how OCR interprets and enforces civil rights laws through the release of policy guidance, providing technical assistance and outreach to…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Presidents
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2015
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools at all levels. If any part of a school district or college receives any Federal funds for any purpose, all of the operations of the district or college are covered by Title IX. The essence…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2015
For decades, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has enforced civil rights in our nation's preschool through 12th grade (P-12) and post-secondary schools, which now serve almost 80 million students annually. In Fiscal Year 2015, the OCR promoted excellence in education through conducting investigations and monitoring schools under resolution…
Descriptors: Presidents, Civil Rights, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2015
For nearly five decades, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has stood as a guardian of civil rights in educational institutions nationwide. This office takes very seriously the charge to remove barriers to students' full participation in every facet of educational life. As the contents of this report illustrate, OCR…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Discrimination
Lhamon, Catherine E. – Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2014
While there is broad consensus that bullying is wrong and cannot be tolerated in schools, the reality is that bullying persists in schools today, and especially for students with disabilities. In recent years, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has received an ever-increasing number of complaints…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2014
The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) collects a variety of information including student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency, and disability. The CRDC is a longstanding and important aspect of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Preschool Children, Racial Differences
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2014
The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) collects a variety of information including student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency, and disability. The CRDC is a longstanding and important aspect of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Access to Education
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2012
This data snapshot highlights several differences in educational opportunities between males and females from prekindergarten through higher education. The information herein, gathered from a variety of education data sources, shows that--despite the enormous progress made in ensuring equal educational opportunities since the passage of Title IX…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Sex Fairness, Educational Opportunities, Gender Issues
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2012
Since 1968, the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) has collected data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools for use by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), other Department offices, other federal agencies, and by policymakers and researchers outside of the Department. The CRDC has…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2011
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…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Equal Education, Access to Education
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2011
More and more high school students with disabilities are planning to continue their education in postsecondary schools, including vocational and career schools, two- and four-year colleges, and universities. Students with disabilities need to be well informed about their rights and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities postsecondary…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Postsecondary Education, Civil Rights
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2009
This paper is the Office for Civil Rights's (OCR's) "Annual Report to Congress" for fiscal years 2007 and 2008. This report details OCR's accomplishments in enforcing the civil rights laws under which OCR has been granted jurisdiction to address and remedy discrimination. These enforcement efforts include complaint investigation and resolution,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Technical Assistance
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2007
This paper is the Office for Civil Rights' (OCR's) "Annual Report to Congress" for fiscal year 2006. In this report, OCR provides a summary of its substantive achievements in FY 2006. OCR's mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil…
Descriptors: Government Role, Annual Reports, Civil Rights, Access to Education
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2005
In this report, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides a summary of its Fiscal Year 2005 accomplishments. Also, in recognition of its 25th anniversary, this report highlights some of the significant cases that OCR has resolved over the years. This report also includes a few quotations and case resolution stories from previous years to provide…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Technical Assistance, Equal Education, Administrative Organization
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