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A New Slate for Some Californians: Expunging Marijuana Records; Plus Re-segregation in US Public Schools

7am – Record expungements are under way in California with the implementation of Prop 64 and the legalization of recreational marijuana. Hundreds of thousands or Californians are now entitled to have their records cleared or sentences reduced for penalties involving marijuana, such as possession. However, the process is complicated.

David Downs (@davidrdowns ) is the Cannabis Editor with the San Francisco Chronicle.

Rodney Holcolm (@DPACaliforniais a Legal Fellow with the Drug Policy Alliance.

8am – It’s been sixty four years since Brown vs Board of Education when the US Supreme Court ruled segregation in public schools unconstitutional. But today, researchers say there is clear evidence schools are trending to re-segregate, at the cost to all students, but especially students of color.

Emmanuel Felcron (@emmanuelfelton) is a Staff Writer with the Hechinger Report, dedicated to covering inequality and innovation in education nationwide. His latest piece is The Department of Justice is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools for the Nation Magazine. 

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