- Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions Updated: May-26-15 10:32 am
NEW YORK - Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America.
- Norwalk boosts recruitment of minority teachers Updated: May-25-15 1:08 pm
NORWALK, Connecticut - Norwalk schools officials are stepping up their efforts to promote diversity, seeking to hire kindergarten-to-12th grade teachers who are black, Hispanic, Asian or of other minority groups.
- Judge approves plan in Avoyelles school desegregation case Updated: May-23-15 3:55 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - The Avoyelles Parish school district is on a three-year path to exiting federal court oversight in a 50-year-old desegregation case.
- Group barred from changing segregated war monument sues SC Updated: May-23-15 11:20 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Members of an American Legion Post in Greenwood are suing South Carolina because the state won't allow them to replace plaques on a war memorial that segregate the list of dead soldiers in two world wars to "white" and "colored."
- Nevada Assembly OKs bill requiring multicultural coursework Updated: May-21-15 6:01 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada Assembly has approved a measure that would include a multicultural component in the state's education standards.
- Federal lawyers seek consolidation of Mississippi schools Updated: May-20-15 1:31 pm
GREENVILLE, Mississippi - Testifying for the federal government, a Vanderbilt University professor says the Cleveland school district's desegregation proposals are insufficient to entice white students to enroll at the city's historically black high school and middle school.
- Judge rejects Jacksonville-North Pulaski bid to join lawsuit Updated: May-19-15 6:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A federal judge says he will not give full recognition to the new Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District in the long-running desegregation lawsuit involving Pulaski County schools.
- Northwood man's murder trial rescheduled to July Updated: May-15-15 7:19 am
FORT DODGE, Iowa - The Fort Dodge murder trial of a 41-year-old Northwood man has been rescheduled to July.
- Office of Civil Rights looks at diversity in magnet schools Updated: May-15-15 3:50 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Federal officials are investigating a discrimination complaint about admissions policies at two magnet schools in the Charleston County School District.
- Lack of racial diversity leads judge to dismiss jury pool Updated: May-13-15 3:48 pm
FORT DODGE, Iowa - An Iowa judge has dismissed a 112-member jury pool after determining that a black man charged with murder couldn't get a fair trial when all but one potential juror is white.
- Wayne Co. schools see end to federal oversight Updated: May-13-15 12:59 pm
WAYNESBORO, Mississippi - Federal government oversight of the Wayne County, Mississippi, school system has ended.
- FIFA observers to monitor racism at World Cup qualifiers Updated: May-12-15 11:20 am
LONDON - Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure spoke of the anguish felt by footballers subjected to racism on Tuesday as FIFA committed to deploying observers at qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup to uncover abuse.
- Bill would add gender parity in workers compensation claims Updated: May-11-15 5:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers have approved a bill that would update California's workers' compensation law so that medical problems primarily affecting women will no longer be considered pre-existing conditions in calculating compensation.
- Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify Updated: May-06-15 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation.
- Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs Updated: May-06-15 3:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.
- Geena Davis launches Arkansas film fest for women, diversity Updated: May-06-15 1:01 pm
LOS ANGELES - With help from a slew of corporate sponsors, Geena Davis and filmmakers focused on women and diversity have taken over Bentonville, Arkansas, a city of 40,000 best known as Wal-Mart's home base.
- WWII changed life for Ala man raised under Jim Crow laws Updated: May-04-15 11:10 am
DECATUR, Alabama - Therman White grew up with obstacles: his race, poverty and Jim Crow laws designed to keep blacks separate and unequal.
- Attorney asks judge to deny district's bid to join case Updated: May-01-15 7:05 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An attorney for a group of black students and their parents in schools in the Little Rock area is asking a federal judge to deny party status for the newly-formed Jacksonville School District in the decades-old desegregation case.
- Iowa college to offer LGBT student housing Updated: May-01-15 11:28 am
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Iowa Western Community College will offer lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students a new community housing option this fall.
- Vermont college president says town lacks diversity Updated: Apr-30-15 10:39 am
BENNINGTON, Vermont - The president of a college in Vermont says she almost didn't accept the job because the area lacks diversity.