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Department of Education Publishes List of Active Civil Rights Investigations

The Department of Education on Wednesday published a searchable database of all active civil rights investigations that will be updated monthly by the department.

The list includes the institution under investigation, its state, the institution type, the type of discrimination complaint and the date the investigation was opened.

Under the Obama administration, the Department of Education published a list of higher education institutions with open Title IX sexual violence investigations. That list was heavily criticized by colleges themselves, who did not like having open investigations highlighted by the department and said it suggested something was amiss even when the feds found no evidence of discrimination.