CLE strives to make the right of all students to a quality education a reality.

Capacity and Forms of Assistance

General Description of Capacity (PDF)

Forms of assistance. The Center for Law and Education (CLE) possesses the capacity to help a wide range of people – educators, policy makers, program administrators, parents, students, and advocates – with very high-quality work (drawing on both our educational and our legal expertise) of a variety of kinds:

  • Writing in varied genres
  • Policy and program analysis
  • Program design
  • Both short-term and ongoing technical assistance and consulting, on program implementation and resolving problems
  • Training
  • Speaking
  • Advocating

Substantive areas of expertise. CLE has used the above-referenced forms of assistance, at local, state, and national levels, in pursuit of high-quality education for all children across a range of topics where we have substantial knowledge and experience, including for example:

  • Standards-based reform
  • School accountability
  • High-quality programming for students with disabilities
  • Title I
  • High school restructuring
  • Career and technical education
  • Student assessment
  • Parent involvement
  • Civil rights implementation


Pro Bono Education Law Project

Intake Notes

CLE’s Pro Bono Education Law Project, a collaborative partnership with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School and Choate, Hall and Stewart, provides direct legal assistance to low-income students throughout the state who are being excluded from public school through disciplinary exclusion or as a result of an ineffective/inadequate education. Intake: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm. 

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