Equity & Discrimination

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.

Color blindness hampers work to close achievement gaps

School leaders wanting to reduce gaps in student achievement and success can’t proclaim “I don’t see a child’s color” and advance such efforts. In fact, such positions may hamper change.

That advice was shared by several speakers at NSBA’s Annual Conference preconference workshop on Friday, “Achieving Equity: Leadership Strategies and Promising Practices for Closing the Opportunity and Achievement Gaps.” The clinic centered on equity programs of the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) and two districts in that state.

NSBA FAQs on Transgender Students in Schools

School boards and their communities are urged to use this guide as a balanced, objective resource in your conversations, and to support the mission of public schools to educate our nation’s children in safe learning environments. Version 10 (May 30, 2017)

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief 2015)

Whether the Fifth Circuit’s re-endorsement of the University of Texas at Austin’s use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions decisions can be sustained under this Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 133 S. Ct. 2411 (2013)

SB v. Board of Education of Harford County (4th Cir.)

Legal System: Section 504 claims seeking monetary damages for alleged peer harassment based on disability are subject to Title IX standard set forth in the U.S. Supreme Court in Davis

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