Planned Parenthood V. Promesa Behavioral Health

The California Constitutional right to privacy protects the fundamental right of California women to retain personal control over the integrity of their bodies and to decide whether and when to parent. This Superior Court case challenges policies and practices which infringe on the constitutional privacy interests of young women in foster care who have been […]

Alicia B. V. Dannel Malloy

This Superior Court lawsuit contends that the sub-standard alternative education offered to expelled children, who are disproportionately students of color, violates equal protection guarantees of both the state and U.S. Constitutions.

Texas Education Agency Administrative Complaint

This complaint concerns the unlawful practice of thirteen Texas school districts forcing their most vulnerable students out of school through court procedures for truancy. The complainants are students with disabilities who were, or should have been identified as, eligible for special education services. Rather than providing these students with the special education and related services to which they were entitled—services […]

Antioch Unified School District Settlement

This agreement addresses the District’s failure to identify, evaluate and provide special education services and supports to African American students with disabilities, and the exclusion of African American students through excessive suspension and expulsion, and other forms of exclusionary discipline that unnecessarily deny students access to classroom instruction.

Sanchez v. California Interscholastic Federation

This case filed in Trinity County, California Superior Court involved the rights of homeless youth to fully participate in school, including extracurricular activities. CIF, the governing body of interscholastic sports in California, had wrongfully delayed and blocked homeless student Zachary Sanchez from playing sports.

Loleta Schools Civil Rights Complaint

This civil rights complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education on December 18, 2013 alleges continuing racial discrimination by employees the Loleta Union School District including disparate treatment and harassment of Native American Students. NCYL filed the case with the ACLU of Northern California and California Indian Legal Services.

Dallas County Truancy Court

This civil rights complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice on June 12, 2013, concerns a particularly harmful aspect of the school-to-prison pipeline in Texas – the use of criminal courts to prosecute youth for truancy, and the way that school district’s violations of students’ civil and educational rights directly contribute to this problem.

Bryan Independent School District

Bryan Independent School District’s use of school resource officers to issue criminal sanctions for a range of minor student misbehavior unlawfully impacts African-American students, who are “cited” at a rate four times that of other students, according to a complaint filed by attorneys with Texas Appleseed, NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Center for Youth […]

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