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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.

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.

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