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CLE opposes sex discrimination in all forms, believes that institutions of higher education and LEAs have affirmative obligations under Title IX to protect students on the basis of biological or assigned sex, gender identiy, and sexual orientation, and that students' rights to fair and equitable due process shall not be compromised. Click here to read CLE's comments to the NPRM;...

CLE is pleased to support the extensive comments prepared by Candace Cortiella, Director of the Advocacy Institute, that reflect a thoughtful and careful review of the three components of Results Driven Accountability ("RDA"): State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports, Annual Determinations, and Differentiated Monitoring and Support.

Read CLE's letter in support ...

 

Helping to Provide Quality, Equity and Civil Rights for All Students

As 2018 winds down, there is still time for you to make a difference. Donate today and join CLE in fighting to preserve, extend, and expand the rights of students and families, particularly those living in poverty...

The Center for Law and Education is pleased to announce that it has been awarded highly competitive funding from the Cummings Foundation to prepare lay advocates to represent economically disadvantaged Boston public school students at disciplinary exclusion hearings.

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On June 21, 2018, the Center for Law and Education, in conjunction with a coalition of students’ rights groups, filed a lawsuit against Boston Public Schools (“BPS”) to obtain public records that are being improperly withheld regarding BPS’ disturbing practice of sharing information with federal immigration officials, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) via the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC)....

In the current political climate, it is crucial that procedures are implemented for the protection of children whose parents may be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the school day. Currently, there is no uniformly adopted procedure applicable to MA public schools that allows for parents to permit other adults to pick their children up from school. To read CLE's suggested process for both parents and school districts to take in the event of a parent's detainment, click...

In response to an investigation by the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), Boston Public Schools (“BPS”) has agreed to recognize sickle cell disease (“SCD”) as a...

The 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as the Every

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  • American Bar Association Calls for Action on Right to High-Quality Education(PDF) Press release announcing ABA’s adoption of three resolutions pertaining to securing the right of every child to a high-quality education. CLE co-director Paul Weckstein, as part of the ABA's Commission on Youth at Risk, was the primary author of the resolutions and the respective accompanying reports set forth below.
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