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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Education
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County affirmed that Title VII protects employees nationwide from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Courts have often looked to Title VII case law when interpreting analogous provisions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, School District
State(s) California
Source LAANE
Policy Areas Community Development, Education
In January 2019, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) held a six-day strike in response to challenges facing The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), resulting from LAUSD’s inability to raise local property taxes and the growing charter school sector that draws funding away...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Education
This report aims to move beyond the public versus charter school debate and provide a positive vision of equitable schools that severes all students through and innovative community schools program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
This report articulates young people’s mandate to their government—local, state, and federal—to permanently end the school-to-prison-and-deportation pipeline and build a liberatory education system based on principles of inclusion, equity and racial justice. The key points of the...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This infographic presents a snapshot of Women of Color in Rhode Island and the disparities they face, including lower levels of education and higher rates of poverty. This infographic reports that Women of Color are concentrated in industries like health care, social assistance,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Education
Michigan students are increasingly diverse but their teachers are not. Access to high-quality education and care is also limited to children of color. They are more likely to change schools and have absences, and hence may cause cumulative educational inequities. Policy recommendations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County, School District, School Board
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Community Development, Education
This report highlights existing data on Indigenous student academic achievement, school-based mental health supports, and school push-out from school districts across Humboldt County. Educational outcomes for Native American students in Humboldt County are far worse than educational...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Democracy & Governance
This report draws on the 2017 Menino Survey of Mayors to explore how mayors of medium-sized and large cities understand race, discrimination, and equity in their communities. It highlights three key findings: mayors believe that immigrants, transgender individuals, Black people, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, School District, School Board
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education
Oftentimes, schools are ill-equipped to address bias and harassment by students against one another. This failure creates an environment that alienates and ostracizes students, ultimately leading them to leave school. This report discusses various approaches that could be used to...

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