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Bipartisan Coalition Launches to Tackle America’s Broken Criminal Justice System

Thursday, February 19, 2015

An unlikely alliance of prominent conservative and progressive organizations today launched a new coalition to reform America’s criminal justice system.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System

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New Report Details Critical Disparities in STEM Education

Friday, February 13, 2015

On February 12, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund released “Advancing Equity through More and Better STEM Learning,” a report that examines where and how the nation is losing so many children along the K-16 STEM pipeline and identifies ways to accelerate progress in closing both opportunity and achievement gaps that persist.

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Categories: Education, Equal Opportunity, Resources and Reports

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More Than 30 Groups Outline Broad-Based Principles for Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A group of 32 civil and human rights, faith, and criminal justice reform groups on February 10 sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary to outline their shared principles for broad-based criminal justice reform.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System

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In Interim Report, White House Emphasizes Civil Rights Implications of Big Data

Friday, February 6, 2015

As a follow-up to its 90-day review and subsequent report last year on big data policies, the White House on February 5 released an interim report to describe its progress thus far and its plans moving forward.

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Categories: Discrimination, Media & Technology

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Senate Judiciary Committee Concludes Lynch Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, January 29, 2015

On January 29, the Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its two-day confirmation hearing on U.S. Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch. If confirmed, Lynch would make history as the first African-American woman to serve in the position.

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Categories: Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies

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At ESEA Hearing, a Focus on Testing and Accountability

Thursday, January 22, 2015

On January 21, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) convened its first full committee hearing on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a law passed 50 years ago to promote educational opportunity and protect the rights and interests of students disadvantaged by discrimination, poverty, and other conditions that may limit their educational attainment.

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Categories: Education

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Fair Housing Case

Thursday, January 22, 2015

On January 21, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Texas Department of Housing vs. The Inclusive Communities Project, a case that will either uphold or strike down a crucial tenet of the Fair Housing Act – at a time when the U.S. housing market remains intensely segregated.

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Categories: Discrimination, Housing & Lending

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The Leadership Conference Education Fund Releases Annual “Civil Rights Monitor”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This week, The Leadership Conference Education Fund released the “Civil Rights Monitor,” an annual publication that chronicles civil and human rights issues pending before the three branches of government, and other, emerging issues like the potential for big data to supercharge discrimination against disadvantaged communities.

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Categories: Civil Rights History

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Civil Rights Groups, Education Advocates Release Shared ESEA Reauthorization Principles

Friday, January 16, 2015

On January 12, civil rights groups and education advocates released shared civil rights principles for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which stress the important role the federal government must play to ensure that all students have equal access to educational opportunities. As of January 16, 22 organizations have signed the principles.

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Categories: Education

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Groups Call for Additional Reform on Prison Phone Rates

Friday, January 16, 2015

A coalition of civil rights, faith, labor, media justice, and other groups from around the country this week wrote in support of further reforms to lower predatory prison phone rates.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System, Media & Technology, Prison Phone Rates

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