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September 24, 2020

GreatSchools' Ratings Revamp Credits Schools for Boosting Academic Growth

The schools rating website gives heavier weight to schools that are making strong academic growth and supporting historically disadvantaged students.

August 21, 2020

Four Equity Themes All School Leaders Should Address

The COVID-19 Education Coalition has created specific set of questions focused on four dimensions of equity: access, capacity, opportunities and outcomes.

August 19, 2020

Black Teen Suspended for His Dreadlocks Can Return to School, Judge Rules

Kaden Bradford was facing punishment because his locs are long enough to touch his shirt collar, a violation of his high school's dress code. His attorneys called the policy discriminatory.

March 16, 2020

It's Not Just a 'Digital Divide': Survey Shows Variations in Districts' Coronavirus Response

Whether it's cleaning facilities or communicating with the community, our survey shows wide variation in districts' capacity to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

November 05, 2019

Principals to Get Specialized Training to Tackle Racial Inequities in Their Schools

The Racial Equity Leadership Academy for principals, a partnership between the Los Angeles district and the USC Race and Equity Center, plans to give principals the skills they need to tackle racial equity head-on and address disparities in their schools.

November 01, 2019

Massachusetts Moves Equity to Forefront of Aspiring Superintendent Program

The state's "Influence 100" project includes a leadership development program that will give aspiring district leaders a hands-on opportunity to work through an equity issue in their home districts.

May 24, 2019

WATCH: Real Talk From District Leaders on Fighting Inequities in Schools

A collection of videos from Education Week's Leaders To Learn From 2019 live event features a keynote speech from New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and intimate discussions with boundary-breaking district leaders from school systems around the country.

February 13, 2019

New York City Diversity Panel Recommends A 'Chief Integration Officer,' Schools That Reflect City's Diversity

The report also calls for the city to think not just about racial and socio-economic diversity, but also about creating schools that reflect the diversity of the boroughs in which they are located, including ability, gender, and home language.

July 12, 2018

Under DeVos, Ed. Dept. Has Abandoned Vulnerable Students, Principals' Group Director Says

In blunt remarks at a national conference of principals, the executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals said the department's actions are telling the most vulnerable students, "We have no intention of defending your rights."

April 13, 2018

District's $15 Minimum Wage Pitch Seen as Part of School-Equity Strategy

The school system is the second-largest employer in Shelby County, Tenn., and many of the employees who would benefit from the wage increase, such as teaching assistants and nutrition workers, are parents.

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