African-American students with disabilities suspended at disproportionately high rates

By | May 8th, 2018|Disability, Education|

African-American special education students nationwide lose substantially more instruction time due to discipline than their white counterparts, according to a report by The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University.

The report, “Disabling Punishment: The Need for Remedies to the Disparate Loss of Instruction Experienced by

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Children likely to be separated from parents under new border enforcement policy

By | May 7th, 2018|Immigration|

The Trump administration on Monday will unveil a new, tougher border enforcement policy to stem the flow of illegal crossings.

The crackdown, which took effect last week and will be formally announced later Monday, will mean that parents bringing children over the border illegally will likely be separated if caught, according to an official at the

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UC Berkeley report says political clashes ‘tore at the campus’s social fabric’

By | May 4th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Why did some students host a series of conservative and far-right speakers at UC Berkeley in 2017? Why did the left and far-left, after ignoring similar events in the past, respond with outrage and, in some cases, violence?

“Our conclusion,” wrote the campus’s Commission on Free Speech in a report sent to students Wednesday, “is

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Racist behavior on campus will be discussed at upcoming Cal Poly forum

By | May 4th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A diversity specialist and panel discussion to address a string of recent racially-charged incidents and how the campus community can move forward will be the subject of Cal Poly’s biennial Baker Forum on Friday afternoon.

The event, called “Our Collective Journey Begins: Real and Raw, An Intimate Dialogue to Get Us on Track,”

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Sanctuary state fight at local level may be more orchestrated than organic

By | May 3rd, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

With California and the Trump administration locked in a legal battle over immigration policies, a state Republican leader and an illegal immigration critic are quietly offering to help communities fight the state’s new “sanctuary” law.

County officials are scheduled to

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Texas, six other states sue Trump administration to force an end to DACA

By | May 2nd, 2018|Education, Immigration|

Texas and six other states are suing the Trump administration over its failure to terminate an Obama-era program that provides work permits to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

The lawsuit signals growing GOP frustration with

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Why Are New York’s Schools Segregated? It’s Not as Simple as Housing

By | May 2nd, 2018|Education, Employment & Housing|

When asked about school segregation in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that schools are segregated because neighborhoods are: “We cannot change the basic reality of housing in New York City.”

Now, as a debate about plans to integrate middle schools has engulfed

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How a Common Interview Question Fuels the Gender Pay Gap (and How to Stop It): Several states and cities have ordered employers to stop asking about salary history.

By | May 1st, 2018|Employment & Housing|

Aileen Rizo was training math teachers in the public schools in Fresno, Calif., when she discovered that her male colleagues with comparable jobs were being paid significantly more.

She was told there was a justifiable reason: Employees’ pay was based on their salaries at previous jobs, and she had been paid less

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The Real Free-Speech Crisis Is Professors Being Disciplined for Liberal Views, a Scholar Finds

By | May 1st, 2018|Education|

Many conservative pundits will tell you that one of the most vaunted of American values, free speech, is under siege by undergraduates across the nation. And their prime targets are conservative speakers, among them Milo Yiannopoulos, whose aborted speech last year at the University of California at Berkeley at the hands of riotous protesters

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Despite progress, California’s teaching force far from reflecting diversity of students

By | April 30th, 2018|Education|

California has a far more racially and ethnically diverse teaching force than it had 20 years ago — and a more diverse one than is the case nationally. About about 1 in 3 of the state’s 305,000 teachers are teachers of color, compared to 1 in 5 teachers across the nation.

But during the same period, California’s

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