More than 1 in 20 schools in the West has moved to a shortened school week, in hopes of enticing teachers and easing travel times in some of the nation's smallest schools.
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January 14, 2020
Schools serving a predominantly minority population have fewer seats in advanced classes, and black and Hispanic students face barriers within schools when it comes to enrolling in harder courses, says a new Education Trust report.
October 21, 2019
The California district rolled out a culturally-specific program to support black male students, and the program has led to positive outcomes for students who had an opportunity to participate.
June 27, 2019
A contentious debate over New York's elite high schools flared this year as Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to scrap the exam that determines admissions as a way to increase enrollment of black and Hispanic students. But amid strong opposition from the city's Asian community and well-heeled alumni, state lawmakers never took action on the proposed diversity plan.
June 20, 2019
Controversy over an intiative aimed a reducing inequities in Lee's Summit, Mo., schools led the police department to provide security protection for the district's first African-American superintendent. Now the school board has reversed course.
February 13, 2019
New York City Diversity Panel Recommends A 'Chief Integration Officer,' Schools That Reflect City's Diversity
The report also calls for the city to think not just about racial and socio-economic diversity, but also about creating schools that reflect the diversity of the boroughs in which they are located, including ability, gender, and home language.
March 16, 2018
The group is focused on creating a diverse pipeline of education leaders.
February 16, 2018
In bypassing protocol to secure a spot in a coveted high school for his child, schools chancellor Antwan Wilson violated a policy he helped create.
January 30, 2018
A new report from education advocacy groups argues that Southern states must be more aggressive in improving the quality of public schools across the region. And a new poll of Southern voters shows broad support for that.
October 19, 2017
The Eagles defensive end will donate his salary for the remaining 10 games this season to groups in Boston, St. Louis, and Philadelphia that support "educational equity and opportunity."