The Civil Rights Project at UCLA
The Civil Rights Project at UCLA
The mission of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century.
Announcing New Book with Groundbreaking Studies on School Discipline
A new book, Closing the School Discipline Gap, from The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the UCLA Civil Rights Project (CRP/CCRR) looks at disciplinary policies and practices in school that result in disparities, and provides remedies that may be enacted at federal, state ...
Jan 24, 2015
Senator Edward Brooke: A personal reflection by Gary Orfield
CRP Co-director Gary Orfield reflects on the Civil Rights legacy of Senator Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015).
Jan 08, 2015
Experts Say Schools Can’t Address Racial Disparities in Discipline without Confronting Racial Issues
Research Collaborative Urges School Data Collection, Frank Conversation, and Adoption of New Practices
Dec 22, 2014
A Dream Undone? Higher Education Access and Opportunity in a Shifting Legal Landscape
CRP and partners launch groundbreaking study to examine how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions have changed contemporary admissions practices at selective colleges and universities.
Oct 15, 2014
Groups File Civil Rights Complaint Challenging Tracking and Discipline Practices in South Orange-Maplewood School District
The complaint was brought by CRP's Center for Civil Rights Remedies, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Jersey.
Oct 10, 2014
Decades of Inaction Lead to Worst Segregaton in Pennsylvania Schools in Two Decades
Using statewide public school enrollment data from 1989 to 2010, a new report examines changes in school enrollment and segregation at the state-level as well across Pennsylvania’s two largest metropolitan areas –Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Jan 16, 2015
Delaware’s School Resegregation Increasing after Dissolution of its Groundbreaking Metropolitan Desegregation Plan
"The Courts, the Legislature and Delaware’s Resegregation" summarizes substantial research showing segregated schools’ strong links to multiple forms of unequal educational opportunity and outcomes.
Dec 18, 2014
Northern New England Schools Experience Early Racial Change
In this report, school segregation in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont is analyzed and found to be presently modest and localized, especially compared to other parts of the country, but slow increases in racial diversity signal changes ahead for the region’s schools. The ...
Sep 24, 2014
Education Tool Guides Districts and Schools on Using LCFF to Narrow EL Achievement Gaps
A new educational guide is available that helps California schools, districts and teachers target the best ways to implement California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), so that it narrows the achievement gaps between the state’s English Learners (ELs) and all other ...
Sep 11, 2014
Two of Three CA School Districts Reduce Out-of-School Suspensions as Discipline Gap Narrows
Based on the statewide averages for 2011-12 and 2012-13, progress was made in reducing out-of-school suspensions in California schools for every racial/ethnic subgroup. “Disruption/Willful Defiance” suspensions still, however, account for the largest share of the problem ...
Jun 10, 2014