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.
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June 21, 2017
June 01, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
September 21, 2016
Oakland was the first school district in the nation to create a department with the sole focus of helping black males. Now, it wants to do the same for black girls.
July 20, 2016
Cheryl Brown Henderson, a former educator and president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, discusses the significance of having Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, an African-American woman, at the helm of Topeka's public schools.
June 08, 2016
The site with more than 50 million users aims to make information on student access to educational opportunity more accessible for parents.
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.