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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.

September 21, 2016

Oakland, Calif. School District Launches Effort to Support Black Girls

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

Daughter of Brown v. Board Plaintiff Talks Leadership, Topeka, Segregation

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

GreatSchools Ratings to Expand, Include U.S. Civil Rights Data

The site with more than 50 million users aims to make information on student access to educational opportunity more accessible for parents.

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