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Senate passes No Child Left Behind rewrite, would shrink federal role
Leslie Proll, director of the Washington, D.C., office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said the bill undermines the intent of the original federal education law from 1965.
7/15/15Related Case or Issue:
As the Senate gives final consideration to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), LDF speaks strongly about retaining the basic principles of the Act, originally passed in 1965 to ensure that all students are educated on an equal and equitable basis. LDF sent a letter to all Senators, emphasizing that the feder
LDF and South Carolina Leaders Ask U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Open Federal Investigations in the Aftermath of the Police Killing of Walter Scott and the Emanuel Nine Massacre7/13/15
LDF Congratulates Families and Advocates for the Designation of Special Prosecutor by Governor Cuomo7/09/15
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund ("LDF") joins the families of New Yorkers killed by police as they celebrate a milestone victory - the Governor's signing of an executive order that requires the Attorney General to serve as a special prosecutor for New Yorkers killed by law enforcement. For years, LDF has had the pleasure of serving these families in their advocacy efforts and will continue to do so as the Attorney General's new Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit, announced today, begins its work.
7/08/15Related Case or Issue:
Senator Al Franken will be offering an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act which will help protect students who are lesbian, gay and transgender (LGBT) from harassment and bullying. LDF has signed on to a letter with nearly 100 advocacy organizations in support of the amendment:
July 7, 2015