The U.S. Department of Education today issued important guidance clarifying that the nation’s charter schools must not discriminate against children on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or language barriers.

Since entering a Georgia prison in 2012, a transgender woman has been denied the hormones she needs to maintain her gender identity. The SPLC today demanded that prison officials provide the therapy or risk a federal lawsuit.

Living up to the promise of Brown v. Board


May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court ruling that outlawed school segregation. The SPLC’s founder discusses the ways our nation’s progress has stalled.

The SPLC today delivered a petition signed by more than 5,800 people to Florida Gov. Rick Scott demanding that the state stop discriminating against black and Hispanic students by setting lower academic goals for students of color.

The Obama administration has taken an important step to protect every child’s right to a public education, outlining the legal responsibilities of schools to provide equal access regardless of national origin or immigration status.

The fierce grassroots campaign threatening to derail the Common Core State Standards is being fueled by far-right propaganda that relies heavily on distortions, outright falsehoods and demonizing conspiracy theories promoted by antigovernment extremists, according to a new SPLC report.

A federal judge has held Hinds County, Miss., officials in contempt of court for failing to comply with a settlement addressing the abuse and neglect of children at the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center. The agreement was extended by two years to allow more time for compliance.

Poultry workers were forced to endure unsafe and abusive conditions at an Alabama processing plant or lose their jobs, according to a complaint the SPLC filed with OSHA today.

A lawyer in the SPLC’s Louisiana office recalls the discrimination faced by Latino families who wanted their preschoolers to have equal opportunities to get a jump on their education.

On the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, SPLC Senior Fellow Mark Potok reflects on the legacy of radical-right terrorism in America, the horrific Kansas shootings of earlier in the week, and the importance of the government taking the threat more seriously.