FACT SHEET: The U.S. Department of Education Announces New Tools to Tackle Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Related Forms of Discrimination and Bias

The U.S. Department of Education announced new resources aimed at ensuring schools and college campuses have the tools they need to protect students from discrimination and harassment because of their race, color, or national origin, including students who are or are perceived to be Jewish, Muslim, Israeli, Arab, or Palestinian. These are accompanying government efforts: the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism and the upcoming U.S. National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia.

This fact sheet has three sections:

  • New Resources to Keep Students Safe in the Classroom and on Campuses
  • Protections under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and
  • Direct Engagement with American Jewish, Arab, Muslim, and Other Impacted Communities

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