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Department of Justice and Department of Education Joint Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race

On September 27, 2013, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education issued Questions and Answers regarding the Supreme Court's June 24, 2013 decision in Fisher v. Texas.  The Q & A provides information to colleges and universities about the Fisher case and implementing programs to promote diversity on campus consistent with the Supreme Court's decision.  The Departments also reiterate that the 2011 guidances on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity remain in place. 

2011 Guidance letter

Elementary and secondary school guidance

Postsecondary education guidance

Questions and Answers About Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

Dear Colleague Letter on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, et al.,

Department of Justice and Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in Public Schools

On May 8, 2014, the Departments of Justice and Education issued an updated set of guidance documents to all public school districts reminding them of their obligation under federal law to provide equal educational opportunities to all children residing in their districts, and to offer assistance to ensure they are complying with the law.

Dear Colleague Letter pdf

Spanish pdf

Fact Sheet pdf

Spanish pdf

Questions & Answers for States, School Districts, and Parents and Community Members pdf

Spanish pdf

Korean pdf

Departments of Justice and Department of Education Guidance on Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline

On January 8, 2014, the Departments of Justice and Education release joint civil rights guidance to schools on how to meet their obligations under federal civil rights law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

Dear Colleague Letter pdf

Spanish pdf

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