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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.

Amid anti-immigrant and racial clashes, ethnic studies programs blossom in public schools

By | February 16th, 2018|Education|

As public debates swirl around “Dreamers,” President Trump’s border wall and Black Lives Matter, the study of race and ethnicity is booming in public schools.

Nationwide, states and school systems are refining, expanding or adopting courses that explore history, literature and politics through

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Applications for college aid through the California Dream Act are down again

By | February 13th, 2018|Education, Immigration|

Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from seeking the funding.

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Video of officer body-slamming female student sparks debate, soul-searching

By | February 12th, 2018|Education, Police & Community|

It began with a police officer trying to deal with a willful student who refused to leave the campus of Helix Charter High School. It quickly escalated into a physical altercation where the officer body-slammed the handcuffed teenage girl to the ground as she tried to get away.

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Racially charged science project prompts review of Sacramento’s elite academic programs

By | February 12th, 2018|Education|

Sacramento City Unified Superintendent Jorge Aguilar vowed to diversify the district’s academically elite programs Saturday after a C.K. McClatchy High School student’s science fair projectquestioned whether certain races were smart enough to compete.

The science fair project prompted a swift reaction from the district after The Sacramento Bee

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White Supremacy Incidents on College Campuses up 258 Percent

By | February 5th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Police & Community|

A new study finds white-supremacist propaganda on college campuses has increased by 258 percent from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017.

The study, released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League, says 216 campuses have been affected by white supremacy. In the fall 2017 semester alone, the organization found 147 incidents of white-supremacist fliers,

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Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery’s ‘Hard History’

By | February 5th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

“In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery,” write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), “the nation needs an intervention.”

This new report, titled Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, is meant to be that intervention: a resource for teachers who are eager

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White Supremacists, in Person on Campus

By | February 5th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Colleges nationwide have seen a surge in white supremacist propaganda showing up on campuses, but most of that activity has not involved in-person appearances. Rather, various groups appear to be putting up posters and distributing hateful literature in the night without identifying themselves.

But in the last week, Colorado State University and the

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Surge in Campus Propaganda From White Supremacists

By | February 1st, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

Colleges and universities are experiencing a surge in leaflets and posters from white supremacist groups, according to a report released today by the Anti-Defamation League.

The group reported that, since the beginning of 2016, various white supremacist groups have said that they have the goal of being more visible and sharing their propaganda on college campuses.

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Students With Disabilities Are Largely Ignored by Colleges’ Assault Prevention, Study Finds

By | February 1st, 2018|Disability, Education, Police & Community|

Students with disabilities are not “on the radar” of colleges’ efforts and policies to prevent sexual assault, a new federal study has found.

The study, conducted by the National Council on Disability, a federal agency, suggests that undergraduates with a disability are more likely to be sexually assaulted than are their peers without a disability, and

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‘White Supremacists Are Targeting College Campuses Like Never Before’

By | February 1st, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

White-supremacist propaganda at colleges increased by 258 percent from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017, affecting 216 campuses across the nation, according to a study released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.

For just the fall-2017 semester, the organization found 147 incidents of white-supremacist fliers, stickers, banners, or posters on campuses — up

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