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K-12 Education: Still Separate, Still Unequal

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:15pm
Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, racial disparities in schools should be a call to action, writes Leticia Smith-Evans.
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I, Too, Am America: Making All Students Feel Like They Belong

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:14pm
Graduate student Pierce Gordon writes about words and actions that make some minority students feel unwelcome in school programs and on college campuses.
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In a Small Mississippi City, a Half-Century of Legal Battles

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:53pm
Cleveland, Miss., appears far from getting out from under federal court supervision decades after a desegregation case was filed.
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Ky. District 'Keeps Faith' on School Desegregation

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:52pm
Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down its race-based student-assignment plan, Jefferson County is maintaining diverse schools and improving achievement.
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Federal Enforcement Is Key to Brown Legacy

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:47pm
The Civil Rights Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act continue to offer tools for compliance, amid a shifting legal landscape.
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60 Years After Brown, School Diversity More Complex Than Ever

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 4:17pm
Dramatic demographic changes, shifting court opinions, and housing segregation make school integration a major challenge.
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Civil Rights Complaints Target Charter Schools

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:08pm
A coalition of groups opposed to charter schools says it is filing federal civil rights complaints claiming discrimination by officials running school systems in New Orleans, Chicago and Newark, New Jersey.
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Wyoming will not receive fed schools waiver

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:43pm
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Pre-K Enrollment Dipped, Funding Rose in 2012-13, Report Says

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:01am
The annual "State of Preschool Yearbook" says the enrollment decline wasn't enough to affect the overall percentage of children served in publicly funded programs.
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Research Detects Bias in Classroom Observations

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:01am
Although the debate over teacher-evaluation systems is dominated by the use of test scores, a new Brookings Institution analysis finds flaws with the observation component.
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Studies Highlight Complexities of Using Value-Added Measures

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:01am
As a number of states begin evaluating teachers' effectiveness based on changes in their students' test scores, academic research is raising more questions about such "value-added" models.
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Report: New Mexico 20th in education spending

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:04pm
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Ill. to Set Lower Performance Targets for Minority and Low-Income Students

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:14am
Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards—with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for passing state exams, the Chicago Tribune has found.
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Washington schools look beyond federal waiver

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:12am
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