Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s contentious regulations on sexual misconduct at schools will cement domestic and dating violence and stalking as forms of gender discrimination.
Erica L. GreenLauren McCluskey would have turned 23 today. Jaelynn Willey would be graduating high school this year. They were both shot and killed at school because staff ignored reports of dating violence. Here’s how pending Title IX rules could help others
The president’s final budget proposal of his first term will offer a blueprint for priorities if he wins re-election.
Erica L. Green“The president’s plan includes $4.4 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade, with about $2 trillion coming from changes to safety net programs and student loan initiatives.”
(It would also cut Education Dept by about 8% to $66.6 billion).
Dwayne Bensing says he faced retaliation for reporting the department’s fast-track treatment of a case affecting transgender students.
Erica L. Green“He found internal communication indicating attorneys were unsure of the legal theory for taking up the investigation...The emails also indicated that the head of the civil rights office, Ken Marcus, pressured employees to expedite the investigation.”
How the shooting of one brother paved the way for the other’s death, seven years later.
Erica L. Green“Stories of young black men in fatal encounters with police have become a painfully routine part of the news cycle. But for a family to lose two sons to police shootings is all but unheard-of in 21st century America.”
A Mother’s Agony
For his many efforts to make us “better than this,” Elijah Cummings is the 2019 Marylander of the year.
Erica L. Green“Though he couldn’t have known the angels would come for him before the year was out, Elijah Cummings certainly must have been secure in the knowledge that he did all he could to stand up for his beliefs. We are.”
A new executive order from President Trump is likely to further a policy that was already playing out in the Education Department’s battles against bias on college campuses.
Erica L. GreenThe president is scheduled to sign an executive order bolstering the case for categorizing Judaism as a "national origin," to investigate anti-Semitism on college campuses.
The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has been doing that for months
When Purdue’s president said this, I had to respond because this myth is so pervasive.
Erica L. Green“The idea that scholars of color are rare is a damaging fiction. Yet it’s pervasive in academia, causing untold damage.”
Note: Also the reason that the same five “experts” get quoted in stories over and over again
Black Scholars Are Not ‘Rare Creatures’
Children ask teachers at the entrance of one struggling primary school if there is food before deciding whether to come in.
Erica L. Green“In the country’s second biggest city, a sign outside a dilapidated school without electricity recently read: “Please come to classes, even without uniforms.” The children ask teachers if there is food before deciding whether to come in.”
nytimes.com/2019/11/30/wor… via @NYTimes
A federal loan forgiveness program made a promise to students: Stick with your vital but low-wage professions and your debts will be wiped clean. Then they weren’t.
Erica L. Green“I am not the one that asked for this program. I didn’t dream it up. Someone promised it. All I did was believe it was real.”
Broken Promises and Debt Pile Up as Loan Forgiveness Goes Astray - The New York Times
The front-runners for the presidential nomination are moving away from the charter school movement, and black and Latino families ask why their concerns are lost.
Erica L. Green“What would be happening in a fair society is we would be asked for our opinions, rather than having candidates saying, ‘I have a plan for you — to shepherd you into the very schools that you left on purpose.”’
After nine packed work sessions, several protests, thousands of pages of comments, and scrutiny of neighborhoods and school maps, the Howard County Board of Education voted Thursday to move about 5,400 students to new schools for the 2020-21...
Erica L. GreenDespite a death threat against the superintendent, racist attacks on black families and months of community turmoil, this happened.
"Howard school board gives final OK to redistricting plan that addresses overcrowding, balances poverty levels:"