Tag Archives: Racial Disparities

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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New Report Shows Huge Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

By Taahira Thompson, a Summer 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund The American Civil Liberties Union recently published “The War on Marijuana in Black and White.” It is the first report that analyzes The War on Marijuana at … 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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Jon Stewart Interviews Director of ‘The House I Live In’ and Talks about Devastating Consequences of the ‘War on Drugs’

Director Eugene Jarecki’s new film, The House I Live In, looks at the extreme human and financial costs of the so the called War on Drugs that has ruined millions of lives and led to the mass incarceration of millions of … 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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Early Release Begins for Thousands Imprisoned Under Harsh Crack Cocaine Laws

As CNN reports, under the recently enacted Fair Sentencing Act (FSA) – which President Obama signed on August 3, 2010 – prison terms have started ending early for thousands of people who were sentenced under laws that required extreme mandatory sentences … 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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