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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.

Racial tensions inflame UCLA student body election, driving calls for more representation

By | May 9th, 2017|Education|

At UCLA, the furor started with a photo of the undergraduate student body president, making a hand sign associated with the Bloods.

Danny Siegel is white. He was wearing a suit and tie.

Many African American students were angered by what they saw as a man of white privilege mocking their community and clueless about the poverty

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What it’s like to be a teen in L.A. with a parent in the U.S. illegally

By | May 8th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

It was hard not to eavesdrop in the tiny Pico-Union studio where Maria Garcia grew up.

She was around 9 when her father came home one day from his low-wage job as a garment worker and told her mother about the immigration raid at his downtown L.A. factory. She could hear their relief that her father

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Inside a Stealth Plan for Political Influence: To fight campus liberalism, a right-wing group is funneling thousands of dollars to student-government campaigns

By | May 8th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

For Charlie Kirk, higher education is a political battleground — a place where his “Team Right” has been losing for too long.

The rising young conservative star uses his frequent Fox News appearances to blast college campuses as “islands of totalitarianism” filled with liberal students and faculty members who force their worldview upon those around them.

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American University is dealing with a racist incident on its campus. It is not alone.

By | May 8th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Adonis Billizon-Johnson sat amid a sea of empty blue chairs one recent afternoon, patiently waiting for a town hall forum at American University.

“I want to make sure that I have a seat,” said Billizon-Johnson, a 19-year-old from New Orleans. “I’m pretty sure it will be filled today.”

He was right.

Read more in the Washington Post.

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Four California high school students sue district over suspensions for ‘liking’ racist Instagram posts

By | May 5th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

Four California high school students have sued a school district after they were suspended over their responses to Instagram posts that included a black student and coach with nooses around their necks.

The students at Albany High School in the Bay Area “liked” or briefly commented on the posts, according to the lawsuit filed this week

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1 in 8 children in California schools have an undocumented parent

By | May 2nd, 2017|Education, Immigration|

Posing significant challenges for educators, about 1 in 8 students in California schools has at least one parent who is undocumented, according to a new brief from the Education Trust-West.

Undocumented children as well as U.S. citizen children with undocumented relatives have experienced heightened anxieties for several years as a result of deportation policies begun under

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Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens

By | May 1st, 2017|Education|

Elana Shneyer and Adam Kaufman live a few hundred feet from Public School 165, the Robert E. Simon School, on West 109th Street, at the edge of Morningside Heights in Manhattan. When they started looking for a kindergarten for their son, who will start in the fall, the school was

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The ‘hotbed of anti-Semitism’ isn’t a foreign country. It’s U.S. college campuses, a new report says.

By | April 25th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

As violent attacks against Jews worldwide drop to their lowest in more than 10 years, the United States, particularly college campuses, have been the “hotbed of anti-Semitism,” according to a new report.

The report by researchers at Tel Aviv University, which covers data from 40 countries, found that violent anti-Semitic incidents, which include attacks with and

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