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Betsy DeVos Wants to Add Protections For Those Accused of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

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Betsy DeVos, head of the U.S. Department of Education, said Thursday that she plans to rewrite Obama administration guidance for how colleges and universities handle sexual assaults on campus so that it better protects students who have been accused of committing assault.

Read “Betsy DeVos Wants to Rewrite Obama Era Campus Sexual Assault Policy To Add More Protections For the Accused

Betsy DeVos is Dumb and Still Doesn’t Understand the History of HBCU’s

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, Education Secretary and super-rich white woman Betsy DeVos put her foot in her mouth when she said HBCUs were “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.” Because she has never had to worry about not having access to education, it was clear she didn’t understand that those early schools were, in fact, the only choices black people had.

Read “Betsy DeVos Tries to Backpedal on Her HBCU Comments, but She’s Still a Dummy Who Doesn’t Care About Black People

Florida Education Official: Gender Wage Gap is Caused By Genetics

University of Florida

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A member of the Florida State University system Board of Governors said during a meeting Tuesday that the gender wage gap is caused by genetics, and not the systemic social and economic causes that continue to favor men over women in the workplace.

Read “Florida Education Official Believes the Gender Wage Gap Is ‘Genetic’

First-Ever Black President of an Ivy League University to Serve as Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons

Dr Ruth Simmons (Prairie View A&M University)

Dr. Ruth Simmons, who retired as the president of the Ivy League’s Brown University in 2012, has been named interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, replacing President George Wright, who announced on June 12 that he would be stepping down after 14 years to return to teaching history.

ACLU Sues Georgia School Board

Teacher reading a book with a class of preschool children (iStock)

A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in Georgia alleges that the Crisp County Board of Education and the county election supervisor violated section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act by denying Black voters an equal opportunity to participate in the political process through its at-large method of electing Board of Education members.

Read “ACLU Lawsuit Alleges Board of Education in Georgia Disenfranchised Black Voters in School Board Selection Process

Texas Bill Designed to Curb School-To-Prison Pipeline Signed Into Law

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 674 into law on Monday, banning out-of-school suspensions for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade throughout the state of Texas, except in cases involving drugs, weapons, or extreme violence.

Read “Texas Governor Signs Bill to Help Shut Off School-To-Prison Pipeline

18-Year-Old Has a Shot at Winning a Seat on Denver School Board

Auontai “Tay” Anderson

Auontai “Tay” Anderson (Facebook/Tay Anderson)

“I think he’s part of a generation of young people who are tired of elected officials saying they are going to do something for them and they don’t,” Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar of Thornton said. “Young people like him because he’s engaged and older generations relate to him as well.”

Read An 18-Year-Old Who Just Graduated High School is Looking to Unseat an Incumbent on the Denver School Board

Black Boys in California Are Not Meeting State Reading Requirements

Black boy overwhelmed with homework

African American student overwhelmed with homework (iStock)

The most recent round of testing in the state of California has revealed a disturbing statistic: three out of four black boys failed to meet the reading and writing requirements, and more than half of them scored in the lowest category on the English portion of the test.

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