Comments on Enforcement of Significant Disproportionality Provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) | The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

View a PDF of this letter here. Johnny W. Collett Assistant Secretary Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave., SW Room 5107, Potomac Center Plaza Washington, DC 20202-2500 RE: Docket ID ED-2017-OSERS-0128 Dear Assistant Secretary Collett, On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and …

How can mainstream and ethnic media team up to produce better journalism? Learn these lessons from facilitators – American Press Institute

  Valeria Fernández has illuminated immigrant life in the Southwest through stories published in outlets such as CNN International, The Guardian, and PRI’s The World. For this work she won $100,000 as one of the first two recipients of the American Mosaic Journalism Prize for independent journalism. Yet, Fernández once doubted her readership would ever …

Dark Money Groups Are Funding Two Out of Every Three TV Ads in Congressional Races | Alternet

An influx of money from outside spending groups has goosed TV ad spending this mid-term season with a focus on special elections and contested primaries.Spending is up nearly 90% compared to the same period in the 2014 mid-terms with more than $260 million spent on nearly 400,000 TV ads between January 1, 2017 and May …

Security Guards ‘Forcibly’ Prevent Reporters From Attending EPA Hearing — And Shove One Out of The Building | Alternet

The Environmental Protection Agency “forcibly” blocked reporters form attending a Tuesday summit with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, at one point grabbing a “reporter by the shoulders” and shoving her out of the building.As the Associated Press reports, the EPA blocked news organizations including the AP and CNN from attending the heading on contaminated drinking water. …