Education Rights Center

at Howard University School of Law

A Research Center Promoting Educational Equity for All Students


UNC Center for Civil Rights Hosts National Civil Rights Conference

National Coalition on School Diversity Releases Reports on the Academic Outcomes of Integration
    Math and Science Outcomes
    Literacy, School Climate, and Graduation Outcomes
    Democracy Outcomes
    College Attendance and Poverty Outcomes
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds California in violation of NCLB's teacher quality provision

Obama Administration announces plans to combat racial disparities in school discipline

North Carolina NAACP files adminstrative complaint against Wake County School Board for resegregating its schools. 
    news story
    full complaint

Education Law Center releases National Report Card on school funding fairness

National Coalition on School Diversity nominates James Ryan, Maria Blanco, and David Sciarra for US Dept. of Education commission on finance equity

Federal Role in School Funding Inequities
Education Rights Center report on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act's failure to ensure equity for poor students or to incentivize the deconcentration of poverty. 

ESEA Reathorization Joint Policy Statement  

The Education Rights Center, along with the National Coalition on School Diversity's key principles regarding diversity and equity that must be included in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. 

Joint Statement on Federal Diversity Policy
In advance of its interaction with various federal adminstration officials through a civil rights conference at Howard Law School, the National Coaltion on School Diversity issues its policy recommendations for increasing diversity and minimizing inequity if various federal sectors.

Intersection of Racial Isolation and Quality Educational Opportunities
The Education Rights Center's Director, Derek Black, analyzes voluntary desegregation as an effort by schools to meet there state constitutional obligations to provide equal and quality educational opportunities, as well as counteract racial stigma.

Education Rights Center co-sponsored school integration conference at Howard University School of Law.  The conference featured the Assistant Secretary of the Office for Civil Rights, along with several other Obama 
adminstration officials, leading scholars, and civil rights advocates.

    View CSPAN's Video Coverage

 Harvard Law School Hosts Conference on the Future of School Desegregation. 
    link to agenda and materials