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Racial Discrimination And Excessive Force

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 17 April 2009 15:29.

Incident On School Bus Exemplifies Dangers Of Using Police In Schools

Southaven, Mississippi Police Sergeant Tomas Aguilar and Officer Lee HolidaySOUTHAVEN, Miss. (ACLU) – In an egregious example of excessive and unwarranted use of force by police against students in a school setting,  responded to an argument between three students on the bus by arresting a half-dozen black students, choking and tackling a black female student and threatening to shoot the 30 students on the bus between their eyes. The entire incident was captured on videotape by a surveillance camera on the front of the bus.
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Neighborhood Activists Get Master's Degree-Tuition Free

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 09 April 2009 14:50.

Three community activists from Boston's urban neighborhoods will attend graduate school at Tufts University without having to pay a tuition bill. As the newest incoming class of Tufts' Neighborhood Fellows program, they will research and conduct field work, and complete 9 graduate courses in the area of public policy. The result of all the hard work will be a Master of Public Policy degree.
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Students with Experience Corps Tutors Make 60% More Progress

Written by Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, 09 April 2009 00:00.

Tutoring children in and after school isn't new, but how much does it really help in critical areas like reading? Rigorous new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows significant gains from a national service program to help low-income children one-on-one in urban public schools.
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White House Internship Program

Written by White House on Wednesday, 04 March 2009 18:46.

white house internshipThe White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills.  This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthening their understanding of future public service possibilities.
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Rethinking Integration at the University

Written by Dalhousie University on Thursday, 26 March 2009 14:18.

For some in the university community, it may not be the easiest book to read but Anthony Stewart’s You Must Be A Basketball Player will force its readers to think about a series of often-challenging topics from white privilege, to race and integration – topics that are ever-more pressing.
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Students Helping Students: a Guide for Developing Social Skills in Students with Disabilities

Written by Vanderbilt University on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:19.

Students Helping Students: a Guide for Developing Social Skills in Students with DisabilitiesStudents helping other students learn has been proven to boost academic achievement and social skills in students with and without disabilities. A new book by Vanderbilt University researchers, Peer Support Strategies for Improving All Students’ Social Lives and Learning, based on over 20 years of research in the field, offers teachers practical guidelines for implementing these strategies in the classroom.