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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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Civil Rights News: SCOTUS to Hear Another Affirmative Action Case; Pres. Obama Ready for an Immigration Bill

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Supreme Court to wade into affirmative action — again Richard Wolf USA Today The Supreme Court is now scheduled to hear another affirmative action case from … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Student Debt Burdens Grow; Debating Equal Opportunity on Campus; Immigration Arrests Near School Spark Protests

Compiled by Shannon Housley, a Fall intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Average Debt Up Again for New College Grads USA Today College debt remains a pressing issue as its average has gone up among recent graduates. The class … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News:Texas Medicaid Refusal Carries Dire Consequences; Study Finds Costs Associated With Voter IDs; Affirmative Action Ban Leading to Fewer Minority Graduate Students

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The Rush to Abandon the Poor Editorial New York Times On July 9, Texas Governor Rick Perry informed the Obama administration that Texas would “proudly” refuse a federally … Continue reading

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Debunking Myths about Title IX and Women’s Athletics

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education programs or activities, ESPNW is running a campaign called “The Power of IX” that features news, commentary, stories, and videos highlighting … Continue reading

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Racial Disparities in School Discipline Feeding the ‘School-to-Prison’ Pipeline, Report Finds

By Laurie McGowan, a fall 2011 intern Public schools are suspending Blacks and Latinos and students with disabilities at much higher rates than others, according to recent findings by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC). In a newly released report, … Continue reading

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