U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Releases New Resources on Protecting Students with Disabilities in K12 and Higher Education

Today, June 20, 2024, the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released three new resources with information for students, parents and families, and schools addressing the civil rights of students with sickle cell disease, epilepsy, and cancer. OCR issued these resources during a month that marks…

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Sec. Cardona Requests Increase in OCR funding as Caseloads Rise, While a Subsequent House Hearing Focuses on Antisemitism in Schools

During a May 7th House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona requested a 16% increase in funding to allow the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to add more staff to expediently resolve Title VI civil rights complaints it receives. In fact, as the civil…

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DOJ Final Rule Aims to Ensure Disabled People have Accessibility to Website and Mobile Apps

On April 8, 2024, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a federal rule to ensure web content and mobile apps are accessible for people with disabilities. The update to regulations for Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) were subsequently published on April 24th by the U.S. Department…

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