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The Walls Around Opportunity: The Failure of Colorblind Policy for Higher Education, by Gary Orfield, is new from Princeton University Press.

Civil Rights and Federal Higher Education, edited by Nicholas Hillman and Gary Orfield, is available from Harvard Education Press.

 
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Press Release New Report: Higher rates of school suspension and larger racial disparities easily escapes attention
Limited data collection and analysis during the 2019-2020 pandemic-shortened school year masked the fact that many school districts in California were on course for substantially higher rates of school suspension and larger racial disparities among those suspended, had in-person education continued for the full year, according to a new study released today by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles.
Press Release Report Shows School Segregation in New York Remains Worst in Nation
A new report from the Civil Rights Project finds that New York retains its place as the most segregated state for black students, and second most segregated for Latino students, trailing only California. The report also makes clear that New York is experiencing an acceleration of demographic changes outlined in the earlier 2014 report. White students are no longer the state’s majority group as they were in 2010. the proportion of Asian students increasing sharply to more than 17% in 2018, and Latino students becoming the largest racial/ethnic group, from 35% in 1990 to 41% in 2018. Conversely, there has been a significant decline in the black student population. The new research also examines the expansion of school choice and charter schools and how they may have contributed to the continued segregation of the city’s schools. The research underscores that many in New York City are engaged in important efforts to integrate schools and there are a significant number of schools showing signs of reduced segregation.
Press Release National Analysis Details Troubling Levels of Pre-existing Education Inequities for Students with Disabilities
New Research, "Disabling Inequity: The Urgent Need for Race Conscious Remedies," highlights the inequitable conditions of learning faced by students with disabilities and the lack of awareness and action that threatens to only deepen the disparate impact that the Pandemic has had on children of color with disabilities. Without an infusion of sustained funds to address the mental and behavioral health of students, to improve school climate, and to reduce the reliance on harsh and often inappropriate discipline, districts will continue to inadequately meet the needs of these students.
Press Release Black Segregation Matters: New report Details Status of Black Students – Urges Incoming Biden Administration to act to confront pervasive segregation
Providing an update on the current status of the nation’s Black students, this new report makes clear that the segregation of Black students has increased in almost every region of the nation.
Press Release National Report Calls Attention to Frequent Use of Suspension Contributing to Stark Inequities in the Opportunity to Learn
This new comprehensive analysis of 2015-16 data is the first to capture the full impact of out-of-school suspensions on instructional time for middle and high school students, and for those groups most frequently suspended, including students with disabilities.
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