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October 01, 2015

Buffalo Parents Slam School District's Response to Civil Rights Complaint

A group of parents charge that the Buffalo School District's response to civil rights complaints does not adequately address admissions to the district's top schools and teacher hiring practices.

September 14, 2015

Ferguson Commission: Schools Must Prioritize Whole-Child Issues, Equity

A 198-page report by the Ferguson Commission recommends a focus on whole-child issues like hunger and school discipline and an overhaul in how the state of the Missouri deals with unaccredited districts.

August 17, 2015

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 75

Bond, the former chairman of the NAACP and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, left an imprint on public schooling through his civil rights work.

August 13, 2015

Dallas Birth Certificate Policy Sparks Civil Rights Lawsuit

Advocacy groups say the change could make it more difficult for thousands of school-aged U.S. citizens born to immigrant parents enroll in school.

August 09, 2015

A Year After Ferguson, Schools Still Grapple With Equity and Racial Bias

After the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a national conversation about race, policing, and racial bias, some educators sharpened their focus on social justice issues in schools.

August 07, 2015

Missouri Lawmaker Seeks Justice Dept. Probe of Education in St. Louis Area

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is calling for a federal probe into education in the St. Louis, Mo., region and for the legislature to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto on the state's student transfer law.

June 25, 2015

St. Louis-Area School and Community Leaders Highlight Inequities for Clinton

Tiffany Anderson, the superintendent in Jennings, Mo., appeared with other local leaders to talk frankly with the Democratic presidential candidate about racial and socioeconomic issues in their communities.

June 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton to Talk Equity, Education With Jennings, Mo., Superintendent

Tiffany Anderson, one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders To Learn From, will discuss equity in education with the Democratic presidential candidate today in St. Louis.

May 27, 2015

Minneapolis School Suspensions Spike Under Interim Superintendent

Reducing suspensions was one of former Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's top priorities. Soon after she left the job in December, the district's suspensions were on the rise.

May 05, 2015

President Obama Commits to Lifelong Effort to Support Boys of Color

The new nonprofit supported by private and philanthropic organizations will focus on eliminating opportunity gaps for boys and men of color.

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