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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.

Researchers Look to Census Data for Keys to Improving Educational Outcomes

By | June 26th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A report issued from the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA and the ACT Center for Equity in Learning highlights the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity and provides ways for data-collecting agencies to improve their methods.

The report, titled “The Racial Heterogeneity Project: Implications for Educational Research, Practice, and Policy,” examines racial inequity

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Civil Rights Slow Walk?

By | June 6th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When students file a complaint that their institution mishandled or ignored claims of sexual assault or harassment, they can often expect to wait years for a resolution from the Department of Education. Those delays frustrate not only those bringing the complaints but colleges that remain under prolonged investigation as well.

Advocates say that problem would be

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75% of black California boys don’t meet state reading standards

By | June 5th, 2017|Education|

Across ethnicities and economic status, girls outperform boys on English in standardized tests

Three of four African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards on the most recent round of testing, according to data obtained from the state Department of Education and analyzed by CALmatters…

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily

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A Campus on Edge Over Racial Tensions Is Shut Down by a Threat

By | June 2nd, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Evergreen State College shut down temporarily on Thursday after a semester of racial tensions that inflamed the Olympia, Wash., institution, and in recent days placed it in the national spotlight. College officials asked students to leave the campus or return to their dorms in the mid-morning, The Seattle Times reported, after local officials alerted them

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Who Defines What Is Racist?

By | May 30th, 2017|Education|

In the heated debates of campus politics these days, it is not unusual for some groups (on or off campus) to demand the firing of a faculty member. But the rancor at Evergreen State College over the last week stands out. There, a professor whom some students want fired was told by the campus police

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How Can Colleges Respond to Extremist Activity Among Students?

By | May 25th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Bias-related incidents and hate-group propaganda on college campuses have recently captured greater public attention as America’s political climate has become more charged. Since President Trump’s election, many people with far-right, racist, and sexist views have felt emboldened to speak freely.

Fliers promoting white supremacy, swastikas, and other offensive symbols and language targeting racial and religious

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Study: Tech Workforce’s Lack of Diversity Goes Deeper than Pipeline

By | May 23rd, 2017|Education, Employment & Housing|

As Howard University and Internet giant Google launch a summer residency program to boost hiring of underrepresented minorities in the technology sector, a recent study suggests that the top reasons for the field’s racial homogeneity isn’t the absence of a diverse pipeline but young graduates’ lack of industry contacts and an information gap about job

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Another school rating system, more data on racial, ethnic disparities

By | May 22nd, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Using a new, multimeasure school rating system, the Oakland-based nonprofit GreatSchools has produced a fresh look at a stubbornly persistent problem: racial and ethnic gaps in student achievement in California schools.

Among the findings in “Searching for Opportunity,” which was released on last week:

Read more in the Los Angeles Daily News.

 

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Mizzou’s Freshman Enrollment Has Dropped by 35% in 2 Years. Here’s What’s Going On.

By | May 22nd, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

This fall the University of Missouri at Columbia will welcome its smallest freshman class in nearly two decades. As of this month, just 4,009 first-time freshmen had made enrollment deposits, a decline of 35 percent from the 2015 class of 6,191 students.

The precipitous drop is striking for a public flagship with a prominent national brand,

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The States Where Campus Free-Speech Bills Are Being Born: A Rundown

By | May 15th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A wave of proposed legislation on campus free speech is making its way through statehouses across the nation. Last week Tennessee’s governor, Bill Haslam, signed into law a measure that the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education called “the most comprehensive state legislation protecting free speech on college campuses that we’ve seen passed anywhere in

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