Latest Diversity in education News

Deal could end desegregation case in Alabama school system

May. 22, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

LaFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge will consider an agreement between the Justice Department, civil rights attorneys and school officials in an east Alabama county that could end more than 50 years of federal desegregation oversight of the system. A consent decree between...

Blank laments not building diversity, won't miss bureaucracy

May. 11, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outgoing University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says she regrets that campus diversity hasn’t increased. Blank is set to leave her post on May 27 to become president of Northwestern University. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that...

Guatemala congress shelves abortion law passed previous week

Mar. 15, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Congress voted Tuesday to shelve a controversial law stiffening penalties for abortion, prohibiting same-sex marriage and banning discussion of sexual diversity in schools, acting a week after it passed by a wide margin. The reversal came after...

Guatemala president threatens veto of abortion legislation

Mar. 10, 2022 19:53 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Two days after Guatemala’s congress passed a bill increasing sentences for women who terminate their pregnancies, prohibiting same-sex marriage and banning discussion of sexual diversity in schools, President Alejandro Giammattei asked the congress to pull it back or face...

Teachers reimagine US history lessons with eye on diversity

Mar. 06, 2022 12:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sit down. Be quiet. Follow instructions. Brandon Brown followed these rules when he started teaching, seeking order in a classroom setting he was all too familiar with growing up. But he quickly realized that was not working for his students and that they were just...

Study: Percentage of Black college coaches remains low

Mar. 03, 2022 15:18 PM EST

The lack of Black head coaches in college sports remains problematic, according to a diversity study for racial and gender hiring practices. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida released its annual report on Thursday, showing...

Dominion partners with schools on STEM diversity initiative

Mar. 02, 2022 04:11 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy on Tuesday announced a partnership with the The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities on a $2 million initiative to promote diversity in technology education. The three-year initiative will provide funding to seven colleges in...

Plymouth State University opens new diversity center

Mar. 01, 2022 19:16 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plymouth State University has opened a new diversity and equity center on its campus and appointed the school’s first chief diversity officer. In a statement, school officials said the new diversity officer and center aim to create a welcoming and safe...

Youngkin administration issues report on 'divisive concepts'

Feb. 25, 2022 18:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration has rescinded a series of policies, memos and other resources related to diversity, equity and inclusion that it characterized as “discriminatory and divisive concepts” in the state's public education system. ...