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April 09, 2018

Flint Children to Be Screened for Disabilities After $4 Million Settlement

The agreement stems from a class-action civil rights lawsuit filed against the Flint schools, Michigan education department and the Genessee County Intermediate School District.

February 13, 2018

Appeals Court Rules Mostly White City Can't Form Segregated School District

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta determined that a federal district judge must rescind part of her 2017 order that allowed the city of Gardendale, Ala., to form its own school system separate from the mostly black Jefferson County schools.

September 29, 2017

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orders School Funding Trial

Six school systems, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, and the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference want to change the state's school-funding system, which allows for wide spending gaps between low- and high-income districts.

August 09, 2017

Alabama School Secession Plan Motivated By Race, NAACP Argues

Lawyers representing the black families opposed to the split, argued that the decision could lead to resegregation of a district with a history of intentionally separating white and black students.

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 02, 2017

Detroit Signs Deal to Prevent State Shutdown of Poor-Performing Schools

The schools ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically statewide for at least the last three years. Under the agreement, the schools will remain open at least another three years.

March 15, 2017

To Keep Struggling Schools Open, Detroit Will Sue the State of Michigan

The state's school reform office identified 38 schools statewide for potential closure because they have ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically for three straight years.

July 25, 2016

Michigan to Pay Detroit's Legal Fees in Teacher Sickout Lawsuit

Covering the cost of legal bills is just the latest helping hand the state has provided to the cash-strapped school system.

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.

April 07, 2016

Detroit School Board Lawsuit Targets Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

The suit seeks class-action status on behalf of roughly 58,000 students who have attended classes in the district since 2011.

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