What is the OCR?

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education that focuses on protecting the civil rights of all Americans. The mission of the OCR is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation, through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

The OCR serves student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.

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