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OCR Releases “Dear Colleague Letter” on School Responsibilities to Address Title VI Discrimination and Harassment

Education K-12 Education

On November 7, 2023, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) that reminds schools of their Title VI obligations to provide all students with a learning environment free from discrimination. The DCL […]

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Biden Administration Answers Questions About Diversity and Race Based Admissions after Students for Fair Admissions

Education Higher Education

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision on race-based admissions standards in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard College and University of North Carolina (“SFFA”), the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Department of Justice’s Equal […]

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New Law Allows School Districts to Enter Design-Build Contracts

Education K-12 Education

Governor Pritzker recently signed P.A. 103-0491 (previously SB 1570) into law, which will allow school districts to enter into design-build contracts—as opposed to the currently available design-bid-build delivery model—beginning January 1, 2024. Under the current design-bid-build delivery model, school districts […]

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