Civil Rights Groups Demand Trump Administration Vigorously Protect Students from Discrimination

WASHINGTON – In the last days of 2018, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice rescinded the joint Dear Colleague Letter on the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 119 state and national education and civil rights groups today sent a letter to the […]

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‘I Feel Invisible’: Native Students a New York Times Article

By Erica L. Green and Annie Waldman Photographs by Annie Flanagan This article was reported and written in a collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization. WOLF POINT, Mont. — The faint scars on Ruth Fourstar’s arms testify to a difficult life on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation: the physical and emotional abuse at home, the bullying at school, […]

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America Has Always Used Schools as a Weapon Against Native Americans

In this blog post for Education Post, Senior Analyst at Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area, Katrina Boone, discusses the effects relocation has had on Native students throughout history. “Relocation systematically disrupted the cultures and communities children had known their entire lives. In public schools, they had to navigate the politics of […]

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