Equity & Discrimination

G.G. v. GCSB

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District order denying school board's motion for a stay of the preliminary injunction allowing G.G. access to the boys' bathroom at school until the court decision on the merits of the student's claims.

Diversity efforts upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

In a 4-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today recognized the educational benefits of diversity. At issue in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas was whether a race-conscious admissions policy designed to enhance diversity is constitutional and if diversity constitutes a valid educational goal. The Court upheld the University's policy.

NSBA Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Public Education Diversity Efforts

Alexandria, Va. (June 23, 2016) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA), the leading advocate for public education, upholds equity and diversity as an important part of its mission. NSBA applauds today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision which upheld the principle that there is an educational interest in the benefit of diversity for all students. 

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit order denying Gloucester County School Board's motion to stay the Fourth Circuit panel's mandate pending the board filing a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

Order denying Gloucester County School Board's petition for rehearing en banc.

NSBA Issues Statement on Guidance from Justice and Education Departments

"The National School Boards Association (NSBA) and its members are committed to protecting students and ensuring they have equal opportunity to receive the best education possible and fulfill their potential.

NSBA Statement Regarding Guidance from Departments of Justice and Education

Alexandria, Va. (May 13, 2016) - “The National School Boards Association (NSBA) and its members are committed to protecting students and ensuring they have equal opportunity to receive the best education possible and fulfill their potential.

Developing equity policies on opportunity gaps

School boards wanting to address learning gaps between student demographic groups don’t have to start from scratch. And board policy can plan an important part of reducing those gaps by providing the district with a “race equity lens” for bring about desired change.

No Key of Life without Innervisions

Columbia University’s Christopher Emdin pointed to Stevie Wonder’s classic Songs in the Key of Life album to make a point about the foundational work that has to be done by school board members if they are to help transform education in their communities.

Before releasing Songs, Wonder created the album Innervisions. It was self-reflective, political, and innovative, and laid the foundation for the megahit to follow, said Emdin, an associate professor in the department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Columbia’s Teachers College.

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