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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.

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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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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STATE OF CONFLICT: How a tiny protest at the U. of Nebraska turned into a proxy war for the future of campus politics

By | April 30th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The first month of the fall semester had not gone as Hank M. Bounds, president of the University of Nebraska, had hoped. It was shaping up to be a tough budget year, for the school and the state, and he had hoped to press the case for how valuable the university was to the state.

Instead,

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Making the Case for Test Optional

By | April 27th, 2018|Education|

Each year, more colleges announce that they are ending requirements that applicants submit SAT and ACT scores — joining hundreds of others in the “test-optional” camp. Just this week, Augsburg University in Minnesota made such a shift. The university’s announcement said that the policy had strong faculty support and was seen as

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New Federal Data Shows How Black Students Are Getting Pushed Out Of School

By | April 25th, 2018|Education|

Black students and students with disabilities routinely receive harsher punishments at school than their peers. But the Education Department is considering eliminating civil rights guidance designed to stymie these disparities ― even as data released Tuesday illustrates the scope of the problem.

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After blackface incident, minority students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo say they don’t feel welcome

By | April 25th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Aaliyah Ramos was walking through the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus last year when a prospective student approached her.

Ramos was the only black person, the young woman said, that she and her mother had seen that day. They asked about the

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Blackface is free speech but anti-Bush tweet is not at California university

By | April 23rd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

When a white student at California State University was caught this month wearing blackface, administrators had a clear message: it was racist, but “protected by free speech”.

Days later, when a professor tweeted that the late Barbara Bush was a “racist”, the university’s tone was different: the

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Racial bias in campus discipline: When will universities look in the mirror?

By | April 23rd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

A new federal analysis of data on how students are disciplined in K-12 schools found that black children were far more likely than their white peers to suffer consequences for their actions in 2013-14, and the report noted that “implicit base” may be a cause.

Such K-12 data is routinely collected and analyzed

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