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Higher Ed Not Debt Campaign Addresses Rising Cost of College

By Gracie Cano, a Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Higher Ed Not Debt, a new campaign that will focus on the challenges of rising college costs and student loan debt faced by 40 million Americans, launched last Thursday … Continue reading

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5 Things We Can Do To Cut Poverty Today

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant The Half in Ten campaign released this video today highlighting five steps we can take to help reduce poverty in the United States, where economic inequality is on the rise and one in … Continue reading

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New Lesson Plans Connect King’s Legacy to Present Day Civil Rights Issues

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant In celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday this month, the Anti-Defamation League released a new curriculum, titled “Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights: Relevancy for Today,” to provide students … Continue reading

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New School Discipline Guidance Addresses Racial Disparities

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on Wednesday released federal guidelines intended to reduce racial disparities in school discipline and encourage best practices to aid local officials in complying with federal law. … Continue reading

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Pushing Forward for Investments in Quality Early Childhood Education

Children deserve high quality education and the resources to succeed. This week, the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is celebrating its 40 year anniversary through a series of events to highlight the progress that has been made in the area of … Continue reading

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Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Decision and the Role of Diversity Finds a Foundation in the Social Sciences

The Civil Rights Project, an organization that produces work in social science and law on civil rights issues, has released a statement supporting the social benefits of equal opportunity programs in schools that promote diversity. Current social science research supports … Continue reading

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Female Graduate Remembers Nina Pillard, Lawyer Who Won Case Opening the Virginia Military Institute to Women

In 1996, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for gender equality in higher education when it ruled that the Virginia Military Institute, a public university, must open its doors to female students. Today in The Hill, a newspaper that … Continue reading

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