The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submits the following comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s (“the Department” or “ED”) Notice for the 2021-22 Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). NWLC urges the Department to make significant improvements to the collection and reporting of education civil rights data. The CRDC is a crucial tool that schools, districts, local and federal policymakers, communities, and other stakeholders use to better understand the experiences of certain groups of students, particularly girls of color, LGBTQI+ students, and students with disabilities, and make recommendations on how schools can provide safety and equal access to a quality education to all students. Moreover, enhanced data collection under the CRDC could further shed light on the prevalence and effects of sex-based harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking; the treatment of LGBTQI+ students; the enforcement of discipline policies and practices; and the provision of accommodations for pregnant and parenting students, among other issues.