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.
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May 25, 2016
May 17, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
Student activist presents petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas.
August 07, 2015
A countrywide debate continues on the renaming of schools, mascots and propaganda attached to the Confederacy.
December 08, 2014
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.