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Fisher Decision Represents Important Gain in Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Recent Jurisprudence

June 28, 2016

As reported widely, the U.S. Supreme Court last week (6/23) voted 4-3 to uphold a University of Texas affirmative action program (“Fisher v. University of Texas”) that...
New Secretary of Education Calls for Action on School Segregation

New Secretary of Education Calls for Action on School Segregation

May 3, 2016

We have not made as much progress on this front [integration] as we could have and should have in this country. – Secretary of Education, John King Secretary of Education...
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New Report by the Century Foundation Highlights Efforts of U.S. Public Schools

April 28, 2016

Recent research by the Century Foundation has identified potentially promising efforts across a small but growing number of public school districts and charters seeking to...
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National Coalition on School Diveristy

March 18, 2016

The National Coalition on School Diversity will hold its National Conference May 3-7, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The conference will focus on best practices in curriculum and...
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Why Diversity Matters: An introduction to the science on diversity

March 16, 2016

When the Supreme Court announced last year that it would re-hear Fisher v. University of Texas, many understood this to mean that the end of affirmative action in higher...
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Wayne County Community College District/Institute for Social Progress to participate in National Voter “Engage the Election” Program

March 14, 2016

Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) and WCCCD’s Institute for Social Progress ISP will participate with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities,...
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Education Policy in the News: Minnesota Courts to Hear Lawsuit on School Segregation

February 26, 2016

The state of Minnesota, its governor, education commissioner and other ranking public officials are at the center of a class action lawsuit filed last November claiming that the...
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Education Policy in the News: Florida Considers Change to School Districts

February 23, 2016

Draft legislation introduced in the Florida State Legislature late last year would amend the state constitution to end the requirement that all counties have independent school...
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New Acting Secretary of Education, John B. King, Announces Plan to Promote Racial and Economic Integration in U.S. Public Schools

February 18, 2016

In an important development for federal U.S. education policy, newly appointed Acting Secretary of Education, John B. King, recently announced the U.S. Department of Education...
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The Institute for Social Progress Joins the National Coalition on School Diversity

February 10, 2016

Wayne County Community College District’s Institute for Social Progress (ISP) is pleased to announce it has been accepted as a full member of the National Coalition on...