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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.

August 07, 2015

Battle Continues to Rid Schools of Confederate Names Across the U.S.

A countrywide debate continues on the renaming of schools, mascots and propaganda attached to the Confederacy.

December 08, 2014

Changes Coming to Connecticut's School Desegregation Settlement

With the suburbs around Hartford growing increasingly segregated, school officials are struggling to ensure that more students are attending school in a racially integrated setting.

November 13, 2014

Should Districts Scrub Names of Religious Holidays From School Calendars?

The Montgomery County, Md., school district scrapped references to religious holidays from its school calendar after repeated requests to close schools on Muslim holidays.

September 15, 2014

New School Leaders' Standards Released for Public Comment

The new Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, which heavily emphasize instructional leadership, community and family engagement, and cultural awareness were revised using empirical research on school leadership and the experience of practitioners, including principals and superintendents.

August 13, 2014

St. Louis-Area District Delays First Day as Community Grapples With Shooting

Updated: Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have delayed the first day of school as the community continues to grapple with a police shooting of an unarmed teen there.

February 07, 2014

Scholars Examine How Principals Navigate Changing Demographics

A new study reveals major differences between the leadership challenges principals experience in diverse schools, depending on their race.

January 22, 2014

Houston District Bans 'Culturally Insensitive' Mascots

Four schools in the district will have to change their mascots by next fall when the policy takes effect.

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