U.S. Department of Education Releases Resource Collections for Elementary, Secondary, and Postsecondary Schools
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights issued two resource collections—one for elementary and secondary schools and one for postsecondary institutions—designed to assist in planning for a successful and equitable return to schools and campuses. The two collections include fact sheets, Q&As, letters to educators, and other materials explaining the obligations that elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools have under the federal civil rights laws enforced by OCR to provide educational environments free from discrimination.
- Read the Elementary and Secondary Resource Collection PDF (508K)
- Read the Postsecondary Resource Collection PDF (356K)
As we look forward to the promise of a new school year, amidst our nation's ongoing efforts to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) offers this collection of resources to assist elementary and secondary schools in planning for a successful and equitable return to the classroom. Ensuring that these resources are easily accessible to schools is a top priority for OCR, particularly now, as teachers, school staff, and school leaders across the country prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.