Category Archives: Education

Congressional Resolution Honors Our Achievements

Mass. Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Honoring Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Bicameral Resolution Marks 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Boston Affiliate Text of Resolution (PDF) Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Stephen F. Lynch, along with their colleagues from the Massachusetts congressional delegation, today introduced a resolution to

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Report on Discipline

NEW REPORT EXAMINES SCHOOL DISCIPLINE IN MASSACHUSETTS Discipline Rates Drop, But Disconcerting Disparities Remain September 27, 2018 Boston, MA – A comprehensive report issued today by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice examines the state of school discipline in Massachusetts.  The report, Unfinished Business, shows that while measurable progress has been made in reducing

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Response to Boston Schools Superintendent Resignation

Response to Boston Schools Superintendent Resignation Last week, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and our allies filed a groundbreaking suit against the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools and its Superintendent, and the Boston Police Department to obtain public records regarding information sharing with federal immigration authorities. In December 2017, we submitted our initial public

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Rights Groups Sue BPS for Student Information Shared with ICE

Rights Groups Sue BPS for Student Information Shared with ICE District Refused to Comply with Records Request and State Order after Deportation Proceedings Reveal Student Information-Sharing. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and a coalition of students’ rights groups, together with Morgan Lewis, filed a lawsuit against Boston Public Schools (BPS) to

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Civil Rights Groups on Charter Cap Lawsuit Dismissal: Stop Pitting Schools Against Each Other – Improve Opportunities for Our Most Vulnerable Youth in All Schools.

Civil Rights Groups’ Statement on Supreme Judicial Court’s Dismissal of Doe v. Peyser It is time for Massachusetts to stop pitting schools against each other and improve the educations of our most vulnerable youth in all schools. Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed the dismissal of Doe v. Peyser, a lawsuit that sought

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Boston Civil Rights and Educator Groups Call for Greater Teacher Diversity

Boston Civil Rights and Educator Groups Call for Greater Teacher Diversity Boston – a group of leading Asian American, Black, and Latino educator and civil rights groups, together with the Boston Teachers Union, released Broken Promises, a call for greater teacher diversity in Boston Public Schools (BPS).   The paper highlights research on the positive impact that a diverse

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Why Are Boston Public Schools Students Being Arrested by ICE?

Why Are Boston Public Schools Students Being Arrested by ICE? The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice calls on the City of Boston to immediately investigate the growing school-to-deportation pipeline entangling Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) students with federal immigration authorities. On the heels of a widely-reported incident where BPS officers improperly referred a

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Expanding Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Expands Client Intake and Community Outreach Staff  The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (“Lawyers’ Committee”) fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action, education and advocacy in collaboration with law firms and community

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