An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.
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April 26, 2018
April 24, 2018
National experts and civil rights advocates say new federal data that show black students and students with disabilities remain vastly over-represented among students involved in police interactions should come as no surprise.
April 04, 2018
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is deciding whether or not to rescind Obama-era guidance on school discipline. Her meetings came as a report by the Government Accountability Office found black students are consistently disciplined at higher rates than their peers.
April 03, 2018
An open letter from a faith-based education advocacy group challenges Betsy DeVos, a devout Christian, to rethink her statements on race and school discipline.
March 19, 2018
"Knee-jerk reactions" to school safety fears after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., have created civil rights concerns for students of color and students with disabilities, a group of civil rights organizations said Monday.
March 07, 2018
Florida lawmakers passed a bill that includes restrictions on gun purchases, school safety measures, and a voluntary program to arm school staff. Gov. Rick Scott has not said if he will sign it.
January 11, 2018
The ranking member of the House education committee urged U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos not to scrap a directive issued by the Obama administration with the aim of driving down disproportionately high discipline rates for students of color.
December 08, 2017
Debate at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing focused heavily on whether the U.S. Department of Education should maintain, revoke, or revise Obama-era school discipline guidance.
December 05, 2017
If a school disciplines black students at a higher rate than their white peers, is that alone a violation of federal civil rights laws? That question played a big role in a confirmation hearing for the nominee to oversee civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education.
October 24, 2017
Teachers' Lower Expectations for Black Students May Become 'Self-Fulfilling Prophecies,' Study Finds
When evaluating the same black student, white teachers were nine percentage points less likely than black teachers to expect that the student would earn a college degree, researchers say.