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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.

June 29, 2016

Former Boston Schools Chief Heads Home to Nation's Oldest High School

Michael Contompasis, a 1957 graduate of Boston Latin School, served as headmaster of the school from 1976 to 1998 and later as district superintendent from 2005 to 2007.

May 25, 2016

Debate Over 'Rebel' Mascot, Confederate Symbols Roils Arkansas School District

Widespread concern that Confederate symbols foster racism has led to changes in school districts around the country. In Fort Smith, Ark., some residents are pushing back.

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.

April 19, 2016

John B. King Jr. Advocates for Racially, Socioeconomically Diverse Schools

Since his appointment last fall, John B. King Jr. has championed diversity as a route to produce better outcomes for all students, arguing that it can help address big gaps in resource equity.

April 11, 2016

Poll: Black, Latino Parents Say Schools Need Higher Expectations, Better Teachers

A Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights poll finds some parents believe public schools are doing a poor job overall addressing those concerns.

December 30, 2015

The Year in District and Leadership News

Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.

November 20, 2015

To Promote Integration, N.Y.C. to Pilot Diversity Plans in Some Schools

A New York City pilot program to promote diversity will allow seven elementary schools to set aside seats for low-income students, English-language learners, or students in the child welfare system.

November 11, 2015

No Classes Next Year on Muslim Holiday in Maryland's Largest School District

The Montgomery County, Md., school board voted 6-2 not to hold classes on Sept. 12 next year, when the Muslim holiday of Eid-al Adha is expected to be celebrated.

August 14, 2015

Black Student's Push to Rid Her School of Confederate Ties Draws Backlash

Student activist presents petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas.

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