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February 13, 2019

New York City Diversity Panel Recommends A 'Chief Integration Officer,' Schools That Reflect City's Diversity

The report also calls for the city to think not just about racial and socio-economic diversity, but also about creating schools that reflect the diversity of the boroughs in which they are located, including ability, gender, and home language.

February 13, 2018

Appeals Court Rules Mostly White City Can't Form Segregated School District

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta determined that a federal district judge must rescind part of her 2017 order that allowed the city of Gardendale, Ala., to form its own school system separate from the mostly black Jefferson County schools.

June 21, 2017

Schools Become Whiter and Wealthier in Communities That Secede From Districts

Since 2000, 47 communities have splintered away from their school districts to form new ones, according to a new report from EdBuild. And in some states, its surprisingly easy to form a new school district.

June 01, 2017

Federal Judge Delays Mostly White Alabama Town's School Secession Plan

Less than two months after U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala laid out the steps the city of Gardendale must take to split from the more diverse Jefferson County schools, she has decided to delay the order.

March 06, 2017

Louisville Mayor Urges Kentucky Lawmakers to Slow Down on K-12 Bills

Mayor Greg Fischer said that two bills in the statehouse--one that would dismantle Louisville's long-standing integration efforts and the other to allow charter schools--could upend public schooling in the city.

October 17, 2016

Report: Miss. District Floats Desegregation Plan That Would Close Black Schools

The Cleveland, Miss., school district was ordered in May to integrate its middle and high schools after a U.S. District Court judge found that the district had essentially maintained a segregated school system. But the district's proposal to comply with the order would result in the closure of historically black schools, the AP reported.

August 23, 2016

EdBuild Report Spotlights 50 Most-Segregating School District Borders

A new report from EdBuild, a non-profit organization that focuses on school funding issues, looks at student-poverty rates between adjacent school districts.

July 20, 2016

Daughter of Brown v. Board Plaintiff Talks Leadership, Topeka, Segregation

Cheryl Brown Henderson, a former educator and president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, discusses the significance of having Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, an African-American woman, at the helm of Topeka's public schools.

May 17, 2016

Cleveland, Miss., District Ordered to Desegregate After 60 Years of Resistance

A federal judge has ordered the 3,600-student Cleveland, Miss., school district to merge its racially isolated middle and high schools.

January 11, 2016

Trial Begins in Case Alleging Ferguson School Elections Are Biased Against Blacks

The lawsuit, filed in December 2014 by the American Civil Liberties Union, alleges that the at-large voting system dilutes the African-American vote.

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