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This International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Support the Disabilities Treaty!

Today, December 3, 2013, is the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Advocates are using the occasion to call on the U.S. Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). “December 3 is a poignant … Continue reading

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Closing the School Discipline Gap: From Research to Action

By Gabriella Ramel, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund At a conference on “Closing the School Discipline Gap” held last week at the Gallup world headquarters in Washington, D.C., researchers, civil rights advocates, and educators gathered … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: U.S. Census to Start Using Internet Surveys; Hiring of Autistic Employees Increasing; Obama Admin. Making Gains Against Homelessness

Census to Offer Internet Option in Gov’t Surveys Hope Yen Associated Press Touting the potential for cost savings, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced plans to start using Internet-based forms to supplement the traditional mail-in surveys it uses to collect … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Disabled Students Suspended at Higher Rates; Report Faults Florida on Black Student Suspensions; California Focusing on Minority Boys’ Health, Education

Compiled by Rachel Barr, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Suspensions Are Higher for Disabled Students, Federal Data Indicate Motoko Rich The New York Times New research by the US Department of Education shows that the percentage of … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News – Few Jobs for Working Men, Medicaid Protest, Increase in Minority Entrepreneurship

Decline of the working man: Why ever fewer low-skilled American men have jobs The Economist Globalization and recent financial struggles, among other things, have had a great impact on employment opportunities in America. However, The United States has been struggling … Continue reading

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