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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
Nearly 20 Civil Rights Groups and Education Advocates Release Principles for ESEA Reauthorization: “The Federal Role Must Be Honored and Maintained”1/12/15Related Case or Issue:
Washington – Today, nearly 20 civil rights groups and education advocates released shared civil rights principles for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
In multiple appearances on national media over the past few days, LDF leaders continue to press for action and answers on the police shooting of Michael Brown, and on the larger issue of overly militarized police forces that acculturate officers to devalue and dehumanize people and communities of color.
1/09/15Related Case or Issue:
The media respond to the preliminary settlement agreement reached to end the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) improper and unlawful enforcement of criminal trespass laws in public housing. This settlement will resolve Davis et al. v. City of New York et al., 10 Civ.
In the New York Daily News, LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill comments on the preliminary settlement in which the New York Police Department agrees "to reform police training and guidelines for encounters with residents and visitors in public housing:"
One Year Anniversary of Joint Guidance on School Discipline Continues Push For Non-Discrimination Policies in Public Schools1/08/15
Today commemorates the one-year anniversary of the issuance of historic Joint Guidance on School Discipline by the Departments of Education and Justice (see Secretary Duncan's Dear Colleague Letter on the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline). The historic guidance recognizes the impact of discriminatory discipline practices, which are disproportionately pushing students of color out of school, and highlig