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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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Disabilities Community Rallies Against Business Efforts to Block Equal Access

By Jaimie Woo, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On June 14, at least 100 people with disabilities and their allies from across the country staged a rally in front of the Washington, D.C., office of the American … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Trayvon Case Recalls Civil Rights Era; What’s at Stake in Health Care Reform; Phone Program for the Deaf Abused

Compiled by Victoria Samuels, a Spring 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Fla. Shooting Stirs Memories of Civil Rights Era By Wil Haygood, Brady Dennis and Sari Horwitz The Washington Post The story of the shooting of the … Continue reading

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Cutting Social Security Income Benefits Places the Burden of Deficit Reduction on Children with Disabilities

By Colleen Cowgill, a Fall 2011 intern In a recent USA Today column, Susan Parish and James Perrin argued against proposed cuts to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children, asking “Are we a nation that balances our budget on the … Continue reading

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Reassessing Zero-Tolerance Policies in Schools

Because the truth is that the children that have borne the brunt of these policies are minorities, low-income students, and students with disabilities, despite the fact that these children are not necessarily more violent or disruptive than other students. Continue reading

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