Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.
On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. [...]
As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.
Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — [...]
RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A 17-year-old student at King High School in Riverside has returned a $1,000 scholarship intended for black students because he is white.
Jeffrey Warren and his father Rod returned the scholarship from the Martin Luther King Senior Citizens Club the night the teen was announced as the winner of the African-American studentscholarship, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
Jeffrey, who has a 4.25 cumulative grade-point average, applied for 27 scholarships and won three others in [...]
The Civil Rights Project recently released a report showing alarming trends in suspension rates in California public schools. Researchers compiled data from the Office for Civil Rights covering approximately 500 different districts for the 2009-2010 school year, during which more than 400,000 students were suspended at least once. As the study points out:
“That’s enough students suspended out-of-school to fill every seat in all the professional baseball and football stadiums in the state…”
Here are some results [...]
A Wisconsin college fraternity is on suspension while school officials investigate allegations that some of its members yelled racial slurs at two black students.
Two black female students walked onto the property of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 16 before fraternity members allegedly yelled ‘racial and class orientated slurs’ at them.
The women were walking away when one fraternity member reportedly threw a glass bottle in their direction.
BERKELEY, Calif. —
Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a speech to hundreds at the University of California Berkeley Saturday and some students took issue with parts of his message.
Minister Louis Farrakhan opened the Afrikan Black Coalition Conference at UC Berkeley Saturday, bringing together black students from colleges across the state.
The 78-year-old minister urged the 600 or so students to depend on themselves for jobs and learn more about black [...]
Immigrant parent are willing to put their children at risk of sexual abuse – all because of their illegal status
February 14, 2012
Two teachers have been charged with multiple counts of lewd conduct against several students at Miramonte Elementary—a school in South Los Angeles who’s student body is made up of 98% Latinos and 2% black students. Lawyers say at least three alleged victims have not been interviewed by law enforcement because their parents fear [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For at least two years, dozens of students at a Minnesota high school caricatured African-Americans in a homecoming week dress-up day by wearing low-slung pants, oversized sports jerseys and flashing gang signs, according to a federal lawsuit.
The lawsuit filed last week claims officials at Red Wing High School knew of the activity and had a duty to [...]
Fewer than a quarter of American 12th-graders knew China was North Korea’s ally during the Korean War, and only 35% of fourth-graders knew the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, according to national history-test scores released Tuesday.
The results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress revealed that U.S. schoolchildren have made little progress since 2006 in their understanding of key historical themes, including the [...]
The city’s official graduation rate climbed to 61 % for the Class of 2010, up by 2 percentage points from the previous year, the state Education Department
But just 21% of those students graduated prepared for college and careers, a nearly 2 percentage point drop.
In releasing the college readiness data for the first time as part of the annual announcement of graduation rates, state officials raised new questions about the basic [...]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four white Philadelphia teachers charge in federal race-bias lawsuits that a black principal suggested they were unfit to teach black students.
The teachers work at a predominantly black school in the city’s East Falls neighborhood.