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Education as a Civil Right

Earlier this month, on the 45th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, Secretary Arne Duncan unveiled the Department’s latest initiative to close the achievement gap by revitalizing its Office for Civil Rights. The job of the Office for Civil Rights is to enforce laws that protect students from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin, and disability status. It also oversees Title VI of the […] Read more