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Understanding Microaggressions

A good read on understanding microaggressions in the midst of national discussions about the value of diversity. https://www.higheredtoday.org/2016/07/27/understanding-and-combatting-microaggressions-in-postsecondary-education/

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Discussion: Mankato Hangings an Uneasy Topic for Minnesota Schools

The link below will take you to an article discussing the public execution of 38 Dakota Indians by federal authorities in 1862, considered the largest execution in U.S. History. This event, however, has not been taught on an extensive basis … Continue reading

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Illinois Considers adopting Race Based Academic Standards

In what some refer to as a troubling trend, another state considers adopting race based academic standards. The state of Illinois is considering race based standards where evidence of achievement of state educational standards in areas such as reading will … Continue reading

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High School Graduation Rates Improve, Disparities Still Found

Follow the link to state data on high school graduation rates. Nationally, graduation rates have improved. However, disparities around race, income, as or status as a student with a disability exists. http://www.governing.com/gov-data/high-school-graduation-rates-by-state.html

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Race for Results: Achievement Gap Among Children in U.S. Continues

http://news.yahoo.com/report-details-racial-gap-among-us-children-040302563.html

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Alternatives to Zero Tolerance Policies

A discussion of the impact of Zero Tolerance Policies can be found here: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/06/daily-circuit-zero-tolerance

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Equity In Education Conference

A conference on Equity in Education, sponsored by the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership,  will be held at the University of Minnesota on February 13. Workshop themes include equity policy, discipline disparities, and methods of collective impact. Please review the attachment … Continue reading

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