Equity & Discrimination

NSBA Equity Symposium

This one-day symposium will provide a forum for school board members, educators, and other stakeholders (such as public school advocates, community leaders, etc.) to examine and discuss strategies, current trends, research, and best practices that are positively impacting the educational outcomes of academically and economically disadvantaged students in traditional K-12 public settings. Read more

Equity Symposium

2019 Equity Symposium
January 26

Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.

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Leaderboard Oct 2015

The latest from NSBA and ASBJ leadership.

From the Editor: Star light, star bright
Kathleen Vail
ASBJ editor Kathleen Vail writes about her trip to Boise, Idaho to meet teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan.

OCR June 2015 Response to NSBA's March 2015 Letter RE: OCR's November 2014 "Dear Colleague Letter" Title II "effective communication" Regulatory Guidance

On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent a letter to the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón, Jr. responding to his March 5, 2015 letter to OCR regarding the regulatory guidance it issued in November 2014 on the subject of the Americans with Disabilities Title II "effective communication" regulation. 

Hamilton Cnty. Sch. Bd. v. Haslam

HCBOE's response to state's motion to dismiss school funding equity suit.

Supreme Court reverses decision in EEOC case

On Monday the Supreme Court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit’s decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Abercrombie & Fitch.

Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Alexandria, Va.  (May 11, 2015) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is pleased to announce that on May 18th, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. EDT, as part of CUBE’s annual Digital Learning Day, three schools from across the country will participate in a webinar discussion commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Participating schools include Baltimore City Public Schools’ Digital Harbor High School; Little Rock, Arkansas’s Central High School; and Rochester, New York’s Northeast College Preparatory Academy.

Does v. PGCBOE

Fourth Circuit panel per curiam decision - upholding deliberate indifference standard in Title IX peer sexual harassment suits.

IDEA Full Funding Coalition Letter to the Senate and House

A coalition of education organizations dedicated to advocating for the full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) submitted this letter to both the Senate and House Subcommittees on Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations. On behalf of students with disabilities, teachers, specialized instructional support professionals, parents, administrators, and school boards, the letter urges the subcommittees to provide increased funding for IDEA within the FY2016 LHHS‐Education appropriation.

Ziegler v. Martin Cnty. Sch. Dist., No. 14-14221 (S.D. Fla Mar. 2, 2015)

Opinion of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granting summary judgment to school district and sheriff's department on claims that students' Fourth Amendment search and seizure rights, Fourteenth Amendment equal protection rights, and First Amendment speech rights were violated.

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