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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...

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 Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
Strong public schools are the cornerstone of thriving communities. ProGov21's updated Education Roadmap provides information and resources that can aid school districts and municipal governments in improving their school systems. Reforms include universal pre-K, decriminalizing student...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Education
English Language Learners (ELL) are poorly served by the Massachusetts public education system. This report provides evidence-based strategies and recommendations to support ELL students' academic achievement, evaluate current educational policies, and implement reforms. ...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, School District, State
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education, Public Safety
Zero-tolerance policies and the proliferation of law enforcement officers in schools have funneled many students into the criminal legal system. This brief outlines steps school districts, cities, and states can take to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. Recommendations include...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level County, State
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Childcare providers in Wisconsin typically charge families above federal guidelines to make ends meet. This report outlines the expenses providers face in the industry, examines a Milwaukee County childcare center case study, and finds that staffing requirements create the largest...

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 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 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 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 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 2021
Level State
State(s) All States, California
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Education
The number of nonclassroom-based charter schools is rapidly growing, but these schools often violate the law and produce poor educational performance. This report provides policy solutions to best safeguard both taxpayer dollars and educational quality by capping the public funding...

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