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Press Release New UCLA Brief Sheds Renewed Light on Immigration Enforcement’s Devastating Impacts on Latinx Students
A new collaborative research brief from UCLA’s Latino Policy and Politics Institute, Center for the Transformation of Schools, and Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles examines the harmful impact of immigration enforcement actions on Latinx children of undocumented immigrants. Building on a 2017-18 survey finding two-thirds of those surveyed reported a negative impact of immigration enforcement in their schools, this new research brief updates the analysis and spotlights the urgent need for comprehensive policy reforms that ensure the well-being of all students, regardless of their parents’ immigration status.
Press Release New Demographic Studies: Increasing Diversity of School-Age Population, Complexity of Native American Population Data Have Implications for Civil Rights
Demography, may not, as the famed French philosopher Auguste Comte once wrote, “be destiny,” but two new analyses, a demographic simulation of the school-age population of the United States and a projection of the racially-identified American Indian and Alaska Native population to 2050, make clear that rapid changes in the racial and ethnic composition of the population have and will continue to reshape the nation, with significant implications for education and the future of civil rights.
Press Release New CRP Research Examines Impact of Gentrification on Schools, Potential for Reducing Segregation
A new study, published today by The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, examines the growth of gentrification in California and its impact on schools and educational opportunities in the state.
Press Release New research details lost instruction time in CA schools, underscores disparate harm of post-pandemic punitive suspensions
Two groups of children with the most unstable home environments - foster youth and those experiencing homelessness - are the two groups that educators are most likely to send home by meting out punitive "out-of-school" suspension, according to this new research.
Press Release New Civil Rights Project Research Urges Schools Do More to Address Racism
As conservative governors and legislatures across the nation seek to limit learning and discussion in schools about race and racial history, this new research published by the Civil Rights Project/ Proyecto Derechos Civiles, calls on schools, educators and policymakers to do just the opposite – challenging them to positively address racism and its impact on learning and opportunity.
Press Release New publication explores challenges of a rapidly emerging, multiracial population for future civil rights law and policy
As the nation marks the civil rights milestone of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, a new research paper published by the UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles explores the rapid growth of a multiracial population in the United States, highlighting new challenges and possibilities for the future of the civil rights movement.
Press Release Bilingual Education IS America's Future
New report synthesizes rigorous research to make the case for establishing bilingual education as the standard of instruction for students classified as English learners and outlines policies needed to achieve that standard. At a time of growing interest and grassroots support for bilingual education, the U.S. lags behind most other nations where bilingual education is the norm.
Press Release New Analysis Reconsiders the Role of College Admissions Testing
A new analysis by noted researcher in college admissions, Rebecca Zwick, examines the role of standardized testing in college admissions and raises questions about whether the concept of merit in admissions should continue to be dominated by test scores.
Press Release New CRP Study Urges Expansion of CA's Community College BA Programs
Calling California Community College Baccalaureate (CCB) degree programs, “the best vehicle to transform who accesses and succeeds in California’s higher education and labor market,” the UCLA Civil Rights Project today released new research detailing the progress and potential of the CCC baccalaureate degree programs and arguing for their strategic expansion across the state.
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