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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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Civil Rights News: The Man Behind Voter ID; Government Does Create Jobs; U.S. Diversity and Changing Politics

Compiled by Joe Bear, a Fall 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The Voter-Fraud Myth The New Yorker By Jane Mayer Although voter fraud has been proven to be a nonexistent threat, Republican lawyer Hans von Spakovsky has been pushing … Continue reading

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Report: Discriminatory Health Insurance Practices Cost Women $1 Billion a Year

With the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled to hear arguments next week on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has released a report showing that women “continue to face unfair and discriminatory practices … Continue reading

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