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May 17, 2016

Cleveland, Miss., District Ordered to Desegregate After 60 Years of Resistance

A federal judge has ordered the 3,600-student Cleveland, Miss., school district to merge its racially isolated middle and high schools.

May 10, 2016

Black, Latino, Native American Boys Face Barriers From Birth, Report Argues

A new Urban Institute report makes the case that boys and young men of color face factors from birth onward that place them at "risk for underperformance in school and life."

April 19, 2016

John B. King Jr. Advocates for Racially, Socioeconomically Diverse Schools

Since his appointment last fall, John B. King Jr. has championed diversity as a route to produce better outcomes for all students, arguing that it can help address big gaps in resource equity.

April 11, 2016

Poll: Black, Latino Parents Say Schools Need Higher Expectations, Better Teachers

A Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights poll finds some parents believe public schools are doing a poor job overall addressing those concerns.

March 23, 2016

Investment in Nation's School Buildings Falls Woefully Short, Report Finds

A new report on the state of the nation's school infrastructure calls for significant new investment in K-12 public school facilities.

March 03, 2016

Feds Investigate Alleged Civil Rights Violations at Nation's Oldest Public School

In January, two black students launched a social media campaign to bring attention to their complaints of racism at Boston Latin School, which they said were ignored by administrators.

February 17, 2016

Poor Districts Shortchanged in New York State, Advocacy Groups Say

The Alliance for Quality Education and The Public Policy and Education Fund of New York is calling for an increase in state education funding in 2016. The groups released a report arguing that the funding gap between poorer and wealthier districts disadvantages poorer students.

February 11, 2016

Superintendents' Annual Conference Stresses 'Leading For Excellence'

The AASA, the School Superintendents Association, kicks off its annual conference in Phoenix with sessions exploring the common standards, education equity, technology innovation, student well-being, and instructional leadership.

December 30, 2015

The Year in District and Leadership News

Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.

December 14, 2015

Feds, Newark, N.J., Schools Reach Agreement Over Civil Rights Complaints

Newark, N.J., schools have agreed to take a series of steps by the end of February to halt an ongoing federal investigation of possible civil rights violations in the district.

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