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EIO Reacts to SUNY’s Decision to ‘Move the Box’ Off Its Admission Application at its 64 Colleges

  NEW YORK – The Board of Trustees at the largest comprehensive public university system in the nation voted today to give potential students with criminal histories a second chance by moving its criminal history check box off of its current application process. The move comes after the Board of Trustees heard public testimony from…

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EIO Applauds US Department of Education’s Guidelines for life “Beyond the Box”

The U.S. Department of Education today urged America’s colleges and universities to remove barriers that can prevent the estimated 70 million citizens with criminal records from pursuing higher education, including considering the chilling effect of inquiring early in the application process whether prospective students have ever been arrested. The Department made the recommendation in a…

NEW IN-PRISON EDUCATION INITIATIVE FOR INCARCERATED NEW YORKERS DRAWS PRAISE FROM THE EDUCATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT COALITION

Criminal Justice advocates commends Governor Cuomo and the New York County District Attorney’s Office for new initiative to fund in-prison education programs in New York State NEW YORK – Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of funding for in-prison education programs across New York State through the New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance’s forfeiture…

EIO Commends the DOE/DOJ on Historic Decision to Lift a 20-Year Ban On Pell Grant Eligibility for Incarcerated Students as Part of an Experimental Sites Initiative

JESSUP, MD – Today, The Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its joint decision to temporarily reinstate Pell Grant access to incarcerated students through an Experimental Sites Initiative in order to study the effect in-prison education has on incarcerated students post-release. The program will temporarily lift the 1994 ban on Pell Grant…