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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.

June 03, 2020

As Monuments Fall Across the South, Will Districts Reconsider Confederate-Named Schools?

An Education Week analysis found that at least 140 schools, almost all below the Mason-Dixon line, still bear the names of figures from that era.

June 19, 2018

A School in the Former Capital of the Confederacy Is Renamed for Barack Obama, the Nation's First Black President

Like many of the schools named for the Obamas, most of the students at Stuart Elementary are black. At Obama-named schools across the nation, more than 90 percent of students who attend the namesake schools are black and Latino. Fewer than 4 percent are white.

March 01, 2018

Mostly White Alabama Town Drops Bid to Create Its Own School System

The decision, which comes two weeks after a federal appeals court ruled that Gardendale couldn't form its own district, draws to a close a years-long legal battle.

October 18, 2017

Mississippi School Named for Confederate President to Be Renamed for Obama

The name change comes as leaders of the school district in Mississippi's capital city, where more than 95 percent of students are African-American, are reconsidering Confederacy-linked names on three campuses.

October 02, 2017

Trump Administration Re-Ups Presidential Advisory Groups for Black, Latino, and Asian Students

Commission members haven't heard from the White House since the Trump administration took office in January. The panels have helped shape policy for both Democratic and Republican presidents.

August 17, 2017

Urban Districts' Group Decries President Trump's Response to Charlottesville

The Council of the Great City Schools represents nearly 70 of the nation's largest school districts—about 7.3 million students, the majority of whom are Hispanic and African-American.

August 17, 2017

Buffalo School Board Member Who Insulted Obamas Removed

Carl Paladino had made derogatory comments about former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The Buffalo school board asked New York state education commissioner to remove him for disclosing confidential information.


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