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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.

December 16, 2013

Houston District Takes Steps Toward Banning 'Culturally Insensitive' Mascots

If given final approval by the district's school board, four high schools would have to adopt new mascots for their athletics teams.

November 19, 2013

Little Rock Desegregation Settlement Plan Gets OK From Attorney for Black Students

An advocate for black students has agreed to a deal that would end a settlement in a long-running desegregation involving three Arkansas school districts.

November 15, 2013

Arkansas Reaches Possible End of Desegregation Settlement, Payments

Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.

August 14, 2013

Progress for Native Students Stalled or Backsliding, Report Says

A new Education Trust brief highlights the lack of progress for American Indian and Alaska Native students, even as other major ethnic groups have made steady academic improvements over time.

July 23, 2013

How Districts Can Seek to Bolster African-American Boys

President Barack Obama has pushed the nation to consider how to support African-American boys; many urban school districts have been trying to address just that issue in recent years.

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