civil rights

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Disabled Students Must Be Allowed to Participate in Public School Sports

This just in from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights: Extracurricular athletics — which include club, intramural, or interscholastic … athletics at all education levels — are an important component of an overall education program. The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report that underscored that access to, and participation … Continue reading

Black Students in Metro Area More Likely Than Whites To Be Suspended From School

“Every second and a half during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.”¬†— Children’s Defense Fund. (2012)¬†Moments in America for children. Black students in the metropolitan Kansas City area are twice as likely as whites to be suspended from school, and this could be a violation of their right to public … Continue reading

Suspension Rate of Black Students In Missouri Is Second Highest In Nation (And Kansas Has Issues, Too)

When I was in the classroom, most of my students were well-behaved most of the time. Of course, teenagers being teenagers (I am certified to teach high school), there are times when I had to caution young people about their behavior. At the beginning of my teaching career, I was surprised to find that when … Continue reading

Kansas & Missouri Do Not Receive Federal Race to the Top Grants for Early Learning

Preschoolers in the Kansas City metropolitan area are among the losers in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant competition. Today the United States Department of Education named nine states as award winners, but Kansas and Missouri were not on the list. “Education must be our national mission,” President Barack Obama said in … Continue reading


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