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    Civil Rights Project Hails New Federal Guidance on School Discipline

    1/8/14 - Losen, Daniel

    The Department of Justice and the Education Department today jointly released guidance to public schools that should help curb what many call the school-to-prison pipeline, which often begins when students are excluded from school and too often ends with incarceration as adults, a pattern very disproportionately impacting students of color.

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    Desegregation and the achievement gap: Do diverse peers help?

    1/5/09 - Jane Cooley

    "Understanding peer effects is critical to evaluating the impact of de facto public school segregation on the achievement of white and nonwhite students. Using a unique panel data set of North Carolina public elementary school students, I estimate a model of achievement production that incorporates heterogeneous responses by students at different points of the achievement distribution, while also allowing for peer spillovers to vary across races and for the formation of different race-based...

  • Race-Blind Policies Ignore Ethnicity and Mask Education Disparities

    3/11/14 - Tran, Jonathan

    For nearly two decades, Proposition 209 has prevented educational, employment, and other public institutions in California from considering race as a factor in admissions and hiring - a misguided and flawed policy that has masked and proliferated significant disparities in these arenas.

  • State of the Union 2014: Obama's Opportunity Agenda Starts with Public Education

    2/1/14

    Matters of fairness, opportunity and inequality were center stage at this week’s State of the Union address. President Obama rightfully pushed for a higher minimum wage, equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, and extended unemployment insurance as immediate steps that can be taken to help Americans right away.

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    The Black-White Achievement Gap: When Progress Stopped

    1/8/10 - Barton, P. and Coley, R.

    This report discusses trends in the gap between Black and White educational attainment, school achievement, and contextual factors from the beginning of the 20th century to the present time.There is widespread awareness that there is a very substantial gap between the educational achievement of the White and the Black population in our nation, and that the gap is as old as the nation itself. Barton and Coley explore topics that remain sensitive in public discussion in their search for...

  • The Civil Rights Project Reaction to Supreme Court Decision in Michigan Prop 2 Case

    4/23/14

    The Civil Rights Project deeply regrets yesterday's decision by the Supreme Court, which ruled that Michigan's Proposal 2, banning race-conscious college admissions, is unconstitutional. The decision overturns a lower court's ruling that the referendum violated the federal constitutional guarantee of equal protection. The Supreme Court's decision exemplifies how legal decisions can ignore the stark realities of our nation and the deep racial inequalitites that continue to exist in America.

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    The State of Equity in Public Schools Webinar

    1/13/10 - Equity Alliance at ASU,, Kathleen King

    We will start by focusing on understanding the contexts and outcomes of disparities in access and achievement for students in the United States, and then move onto looking at how these contexts play out as de/segregation and equity issues in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Then we’ll move on to and talk about some efforts being made to address these disparities. Finally, we’ll provide some tools and information for schools as they examine their own policies and practices in their...

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    Two New Studies Show Alarming Segregation in New Jersey Schools Which May Run Afoul of State Constitution

    10/11/13 - The Civil Rights Project

    The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Insititute on Education Law and Policy at Rutgers University-Newark today jointly released two reports finding that the racial and socioeconomic divide in New Jersy public education continues to grow unabated. While the CRP report documents the jump from 1989 to 2010 in quanitity of apartheid schools in New Jersey, the IELP study shows that extreme isolation of poor students of color is concentrated in mostly urban areas. Both studies are products of...

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    Universal Access to a Quality Education: Research and Recommendations for the Elimination of Curricular Stratification

    1/16/09 - Carol C. Burris , Kevin G. Welner , Jennifer W. Bezoza

    "the principal recommendation made here is that policy makers and educators follow the path supported by the research evidence: the elimination of curricular tracks that separate students by race, socio-economic status, or assumptions about their learning potential. That is, we recommend the elimination of curricular stratification."

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