Equity & Discrimination

National School Boards Association Marks 60th Anniversary of Brown Decision with Call for Equity in Education

Alexandria, Va. (May 13, 2014) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) honors the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling by calling on America’s school boards, parents and communities to continue to ensure that public education is a right made available to all students on equal terms.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Title VII: Whether the application of the mixed-motive standard in Title VII retaliation cases would unduly burden public schools. Filed March 11, 2013 

Madigan v. Levin (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

ADEA: Availability of section 1983 for age discrimination claim. Filed June 10, 2013. 

Equity and Discrimination

Learn more about education law issues involving age, disability, race, ethnic origin, gender, and homeless status, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, desegregation, McKinney-Vento, and more.

ED Response to NSBA GC's Letter to ED on OCR Bullying Guidelines

ED's March 2011 letter to NSBA GC Francisco Negron responding to NSBA December 2010 letter to ED on OCR bullying guidelines

State Anti-Bullying Statutes - Definitions

2/16/2012 - This chart compares the definition of "bullying" in state anti-bullying laws. Note that some laws include "harassment" and/or "intimidation" as part of the definition of "bullying," while others separate the concepts.

Lance v. Lewisville Independent School District (5th Cir.)

Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Recovery of damages - intentional discrimination - deliberate indifference standard - exhaustion of administrative remedies requirerment. Filed July 26, 2013.

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