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Civil Rights Assistant Secretary to Address Statewide Hearing on School Discipline Policies, Discuss Equity in Education

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Event Date 1: September 10, 2012 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali will address a statewide hearing on school discipline policies and education equity Monday in Los Angeles. Ali will discuss findings of her office's Civil Rights Data Collection, which revealed that minority students across America face harsher discipline, have less access to rigorous high school curricula and are more often taught by lower-paid and less experienced teachers.

The hearing, co-sponsored by the California Endowment, the superintendent of public instruction and the state attorney general's office, will feature youth, community leaders, research, educators and policy experts addressing the topic, "Why Are California Schools Suspending More Students Than They Graduate?"

The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

OCR works to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. For more information, visit OCR's Web site or Facebook or follow on Twitter (@Edcivilrights).

Event 1
Who : Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali
What : Remarks to a statewide hearing on school discipline policies in California
When : 3-6 p.m. PT Monday, Sept. 10, 2012
Where :

Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles