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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…

Senate Introduces The Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act S.3122

STATEMENT FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM ADVOCATE, VIVIAN NIXON ON THE INTRODUCTION OF FEDERAL LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PERMENANTELY REINSTATE PELL GRANTS TO INCARCERATED STUDENTS   Thursday, June 30, 2016 (NEW YORK) – On the heels of President Obama’s announcement to temporarily reinstate Pell Grants to incarcerated students through the Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Initiative, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)…

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Reentry and the Road Home

Please join the Center for American Progress for an exclusive conversation on criminal justice, featuring U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, and U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. These distinguished panelists will discuss new and…

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White House Launches the Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge

Today at the White House, Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz and Education Secretary John King will host 15 higher education public and private institutions from across the country who are standing with the Obama Administration as founding partners in launching the Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge. In total, 25 institutions have taken the pledge,…

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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…

SUNY Student Assembly votes to BAN THE BOX in Higher Eduation

This weekend the Student Assembly of the State University of New York, known as SUNY SA, met for the Student Assembly Convening. The SA convening provides an opportunity for students to participate in University-wide Shared-Governance and discuss student concerns. This forum provides a space for students to share ideas with the University Chancellor and the…