Press Release 01.17.19

Civil Rights Groups Shame Department of Education for Reinstating ECA

WASHINGTON – Today, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 12 national and local education and civil rights groups sent a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education regarding the reaccreditation of the Education Corporation of America (ECA), a for-profit academic institution that historically and disproportionately disenfranchises black and brown students.

Press Release 12.21.18

DeVos and DOJ Repeal Discipline Guidance that Clarifies Children’s Civil Rights

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice rescinded the Dear Colleague Letter on the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline. The guidance was issued jointly by both departments in January 2014: