Latest Diversity in education News

Regents look to state colleges to retool diversity centers

Aug. 19, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents says nothing but mandating curriculum is off the table when it comes to retooling diversity centers at state colleges. The regents' general counsel, Nathan Lukkes, addressed questions from the Legislature's Joint...

NYC school administrators remove students' diversity mural

Aug. 05, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn school administration's decision to remove a mural that a group of sixth-graders had painted at their school to capture its diversity has faced criticism from parents and is being investigated by the city Department of Education. The...

U of Louisiana System program aims to cultivate diversity

Jul. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaCaleb Smith worked at a trampoline park during his first semester studying chemical engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Along with his summer job at Home Depot, his earnings went to pay for college, but he still wondered if he should — or could...

U-Michigan loses court decision over withholding pay details

Jul. 14, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Michigan to fill a public records request and release pay information for employees in an office dedicated to diversity and equal opportunity. “Exposure of the university’s salary, bonus and overtime pay...

Committee releases report on Worcester teacher diversity

Jul. 14, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A panel put together to examine teacher diversity in Massachusetts' second largest city has released a list of recommendations. The Worcester Advisory Committee for Diversifying the Teacher Workforce's report released Tuesday includes dozens of...

Ex-professor alleges retaliation in lawsuit against URI

Jul. 08, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A former University of Rhode Island professor has sued the school, alleging he was fired as retaliation for challenging the lack of diversity in the school’s leadership and encouraging students to speak out against systemic racism. The...

Ex-Liberty exec files lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

Jul. 07, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A former NFL player hired last year to help lead diversity initiatives at Liberty University is suing the school, alleging racial discrimination in his demotion and subsequent firing. The federal lawsuit filed Friday by Kelvin Edwards says he...