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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 American Campus, Under Siege: Now under fire from an array of forces on the right, colleges must learn how to weather the attacks

By | March 6th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When hundreds of torch-wielding white supremacists ended up on the University of Virginia campus last August, it wasn’t because they were lost.

The public university was an easy target for a group of far-right-wingers who wanted to take the fight to the heart of Blue America. They would use guerrilla tactics against an institution that, while

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Two-thirds of California college students are minorities. Most of their professors are white.

By | March 6th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

While the student bodies at California’s public colleges and universities are rapidly diversifying, the academic leadership has not kept up with the state’s changing demographics.

A new report from The Campaign for College Opportunity found that more than two-thirds of faculty, senior administrators and board members in the University of California, California

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Report: Women Need Additional Degree to Attain Equal Pay

By | February 27th, 2018|Education, Employment & Housing|

Although women have surpassed men in educational attainment, they still earn 81 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to a new study from researchers at Georgetown University.

Released on Tuesday, the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce’s report — “Women Can’t Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majors, Women Still

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Arizona Republicans Inject Schools of Conservative Thought Into State Universities

By | February 26th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

TEMPE, Ariz. — In a classroom designed for 32, five students listened attentively last month to an analysis of Aristophanes’ play “The Clouds.” Nine students in another course took in a detailed lecture about the Peloponnesian War, while yet another class pondered the concept of happiness as defined by Aristotle.

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Suspension rates for black male students in California higher for foster youth, rural students

By | February 21st, 2018|Education|

Black male students in rural counties and those in foster care are suspended at particularly high rates in California, a new report has found. Black boys in foster care in the seventh and eighth grade have the highest suspension rates of all students statewide.

The report also found that the disparity in suspension rates among black

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After 2016 Election, Campus Hate Crimes Seemed to Jump. Here’s What the Data Tell Us.

By | February 19th, 2018|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

In the charged weeks after the election of Donald J. Trump, analysts and advocacy groups noted a rise in reports of hate crimes. Colleges seemed to be seeing that rise as much as any public spaces.

Anecdotal evidence suggested that acts of campus harassment and violence were on the upswing. (The Chronicle collected much of that

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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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