Widespread concern that Confederate symbols foster racism has led to changes in school districts around the country. In Fort Smith, Ark., some residents are pushing back.
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January 11, 2016
The lawsuit, filed in December 2014 by the American Civil Liberties Union, alleges that the at-large voting system dilutes the African-American vote.
September 08, 2015
Three conservative school board members who sought to change the AP U.S. History curriculum to emphasize the positive aspects of American history are facing a recall election.
February 25, 2015
Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.
November 05, 2014
Philadelphia officials hope a new governor will bring some financial relief, while Washington's new mayor has pledged to keep schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.
May 13, 2014
Newark voters heavily favored Ras Baraka, a city councilor and former high school principal who has been an outspoken critic of the state-appointed superintendent Cami Anderson.
April 02, 2014
Washington voters rejected a second term for Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary, leaving big questions about the future of the city's schools chancellor, Kaya Henderson.
December 27, 2013
The Douglas County district sought to influence its school board election when it commissioned and publicized a report about its "reform agenda" by the American Enterprise Institute, a judge finds.
September 25, 2013
A Boston city councilor, who ran on a school reform agenda, and a state representative who is a strong supporter of organized labor, will face off in November to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.
July 29, 2013
A new coalition of local education reform advocates has organized to make sure that the future of Boston's public schools is the front-and-center issue in the city's first competitive mayoral election in a generation.