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March 16, 2018

Chiefs For Change Names New Crop of 'Future Chiefs'

The group is focused on creating a diverse pipeline of education leaders.

February 16, 2018

D.C. Schools Chief Asks Forgiveness for Violating Policy He Put in Place

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

Public Schools in the South Need More Investments, Poll of Region's Voters Finds

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

NFL Player Chris Long Pledges Salary to Groups Supporting Educational Equity

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."

June 21, 2017

Schools Become Whiter and Wealthier in Communities That Secede From Districts

Since 2000, 47 communities have splintered away from their school districts to form new ones, according to a new report from EdBuild. And in some states, its surprisingly easy to form a new school district.

June 01, 2017

Federal Judge Delays Mostly White Alabama Town's School Secession Plan

Less than two months after U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala laid out the steps the city of Gardendale must take to split from the more diverse Jefferson County schools, she has decided to delay the order.

May 03, 2017

Black and Latino Parents: Funding, Racism Are Drivers of School Disparities

A new national poll shows that a majority of African-American and Latino parents believe public schools in their communities are underfunded compared to those in white communities.

March 06, 2017

Public School Fees Can Add Up, Limit Access to Education, Report Finds

A survey of Louisiana school districts and charter schools found that all schools charged students for something, and that some of the fees were punitive.

November 30, 2016

Conn. District Discriminated Against Families With Limited English Skills

A federal investigation found that the East Hartford, Conn., school system failed to provide adequate language services to parents and guardians with limited English skills.

October 11, 2016

Obama Initiative Secures Free Internet Access for Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education also announces its first round of Pay for Success grants, an effort to solve public problems with the aid of private investment.

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