CLE Receives Prestigious "100K for 100" Grant from Cummings Foundation

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.

CLE Joins Rights Groups to Sue BPS for Student Information Shared with ICE

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.

CLE issues "procedures for protecting school-age children whose parents have been detained by ICE"

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.

CLE Succeeds on OCR Complaint: Boston Public Schools to Protect and Accommodate Students with Sickle Cell Disease

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 disability that interfe