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House Bill 43: Black Education Act

What is the Black Education Act?

Black Education Act

Why Does New Mexico Need a ‘Black Education Act?’

National Anti-Racism/Anti-Discrimination Hotline

To commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday, January 16, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (DOJ) share their commitment to continue Dr. King’s work by ensuring that all people and all students can learn in this nation free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

In the video, OCR’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Catherine E. Lhamon, and DOJ’s Assistant Attorney General, Kristen Clarke, outline the Departments’ work to address racial discrimination in our nation’s schools. They describe the types of cases the agencies investigate as well as examples of recent enforcement actions that highlight the Departments’ role in protecting students.

Anyone who believes that a school has discriminated against a student based on race, color, or national origin can file a complaint of discrimination with OCR at You may file a complaint with DOJ at Filing a complaint can be quick, easy, and free. You do not need a lawyer to file. OCR and DOJ are here to help.

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Caring Teachers – The Key to Student Learning in Kappa Delta Pi

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