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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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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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Congress Takes on the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Last week’s congressional hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline sponsored by Senator Durbin, D.-Ill.,chair of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights marked an important first step for Congress to address a crisis plaguing our country’s schools and offending the conscience of the nation. 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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