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California Today: Sausalito Marin City School District to Desegregate After State Inquiry [nytimes.com]

By Inyoung Kang, The New York Times, August 12, 2019 Nestled in the scenic hills across the bay from San Francisco, the heavily white enclave of Sausalito is home to a thriving, racially and economically integrated charter school. And about a mile away, in the more diverse community of Marin City, is an overwhelmingly black and Hispanic public school. This division within the Sausalito Marin City School District was intentional, the state Justice Department found after a two-year...

Sausalito-Marin City district agrees to desegregate school [Marin IJ]

By Keri Brenner, August 9, 2019 for the Marin I. J. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday announced a historic settlement with the Sausalito Marin City School District that will lead to desegregation within five years. The announcement comes almost nine months after the AG’s office accused the district of deliberately creating a segregated school at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City and violating state anti-discrimination laws. Becerra said the district’s former...

Dominican University adds major in social justice [Marin IJ]

By Keri Brenner, July 28, 2019, Marin Independent Journal Dominican University of California has long offered coursework in social justice, but now it has a full major in it. The administration said the new major program, which starts in the fall semester, comes as more students are becoming energized about civic engagement — and seeking careers along those lines. “This generation of students are really very concerned about the world — from issues of climate change to human rights,” said...

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