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January 08, 2020

District Should Clear Record of Staffer Who Said 'N-Word,' Hearing Officer Finds

The discipline of Madison schools social worker Sandra Rivera might have gone unnoticed, if not for the furor over the firing of a black school security officer who used a racial slur in its entirely when telling another student not to call him that name.

November 12, 2019

Study: Black Gentrifiers May Be More Likely to Send Children to Neighborhood Schools

A new study of gentrification's effects on neighborhood schools finds differing impacts based on the race and ethnicity of the new families moving in.

July 24, 2019

To Recruit More Teachers of Color, This District Posted a Unique Job Ad

A district near Portland, Ore., is putting out an explicit call for underrepresented groups to apply for open jobs.

May 08, 2019

Whites, Blacks Divided on Value of Neighborhood Schools and Diversity, Survey Finds

A Pew Research Center survey found that more than two-thirds of black respondents valued diverse schools over neighborhood schools, almost the exact opposite of white respondents answering the same question.

June 19, 2018

A School in the Former Capital of the Confederacy Is Renamed for Barack Obama, the Nation's First Black President

Like many of the schools named for the Obamas, most of the students at Stuart Elementary are black. At Obama-named schools across the nation, more than 90 percent of students who attend the namesake schools are black and Latino. Fewer than 4 percent are white.

October 02, 2017

Trump Administration Re-Ups Presidential Advisory Groups for Black, Latino, and Asian Students

Commission members haven't heard from the White House since the Trump administration took office in January. The panels have helped shape policy for both Democratic and Republican presidents.

August 09, 2017

Alabama School Secession Plan Motivated By Race, NAACP Argues

Lawyers representing the black families opposed to the split, argued that the decision could lead to resegregation of a district with a history of intentionally separating white and black students.

February 27, 2017

Superintendent Receives Death Threats After Website Claims He's Anti-Trump

A story claims that the Dekalb County, Ga., schools chief R. Stephen Green fired three school employees for supporting President Donald Trump. Green denies the assertion.

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.

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