Eve Levin  //  7/16/17  //  Topic Update


The Legal Defense Fund filed a FOIA request to ensure that the Department of Education is appropriately assessing whether there are systemic problems with disciplining students of color and students with disabilities (LDF).


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The Justice Department rescinds several guidance documents clarifying the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act, leading to worry amongst disability rights advocates. After a yearlong investigation, the Department of Education orders Texas to correct violations in services to disabled students.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's Muslim ban echoes Japanese internment in the U.S. during World War II, and the Supreme Court should not make the same mistake today. The Education Department is proposing to delay by two years an Obama-era rule that would push states to ensure that students of color are not over-represented in special education and put in programs because of racial bias.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump shared videos from a fringe British ultranationalist party purportedly showing Muslims committing acts of violence. The tax bill poses a serious threat to diversity in academia.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School