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Next to complaints relating to law enforcement, the concern for schools and education generates the greatest demand for the attention of human relations commissions. Because school decision making is diffused between boards of education, school administrators, and faculties human rights commissions are usually not able to establish strong working relationships with the education community and special strategies need to be developed.

Outstanding resources and model programs are available that cover just about every facet of education that would be of concern to a commission. Commissions may form education committees to examine specific needs, identify resources and programs, and develop strategies.

The White House has found ways to end protection for ‘Dreamers’ while shielding Trump from blowback

By | February 17th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

While President Trump wavered Thursday on whether he will stop shielding from deportation people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, his aides have identified at least two ways to quietly end their protections without his fingerprints.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Vocal Critic of Office for Civil Rights Is Likely to Lead It

By | February 17th, 2017|Education|

Leading conservative activists are predicting that the Trump administration will put a prominent critic of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights in charge of it, to scale back its efforts.

Although the White House has yet to tip its hand on its pick as the department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, speculation among plugged-in Republicans

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Campuses Cautiously Train Freshmen Against Subtle Insults

By | September 6th, 2016|Education, Intergroup Relations|

WORCESTER, Mass. — A freshman tentatively raises her hand and takes the microphone. “I’m really scared to ask this,” she begins. “When I, as a white female, listen to music that uses the N word, and I’m in the car, or, especially when I’m with all white friends, is it O.K. to sing along?”

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In Brooklyn, Stifling Higher Learning Among Hasidic Women

By | September 6th, 2016|Education, Intergroup Relations|

In the mid-1940s, Joel Teitelbaum, an eminent and charismatic rabbi, immigrated to the United States, colonizing a section of Williamsburg in Brooklyn for his Hasidic sect, the Satmar, its name taken from the Hungarian town of Szatmar, where Rabbi Teitelbaum had fought to resist the encroachments of a modernizing society.

Read more in The

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Op-Ed: How LAUSD successfully tackled the racial divide in 1969

By | August 9th, 2016|Education|

We are products of the Los Angeles public schools, longtime residents of the city, and most importantly friends. We became friends even though the odds were stacked against us. It happened in 1969 when the two of us — one black, one white — ended up at school together as the Los Angeles Unified School District finally

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San Bernardino County reaches resolution with federal government over disabled students

By | August 8th, 2016|Disability, Education|

San Bernardino County has reached an agreement with the

federal government after an investigation found that it violated

federal law by not having a system in place to identify students with disabilities in

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Some California charter schools discriminate in admissions, ACLU report says

By | August 8th, 2016|Education|

Tom Brown was scrolling through his news feed on Monday

afternoon when he found the school he runs on a list that made him gasp.

Ceiba College Preparatory Academy in Watsonville, south of Santa Cruz, was one of 253 California charter schools flagged for discriminatory admissions practices in a new

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