An Education Week analysis found that at least 140 schools, almost all below the Mason-Dixon line, still bear the names of figures from that era.
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June 03, 2020
January 08, 2020
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
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
A district near Portland, Ore., is putting out an explicit call for underrepresented groups to apply for open jobs.
May 08, 2019
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
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
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
A WorldNetDaily.com 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
A new report from EdBuild, a non-profit organization that focuses on school funding issues, looks at student-poverty rates between adjacent school districts.