Sixty big-city school systems pledge to focus on strategies proven to improve outcomes for African-American and Latino boys.
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July 21, 2014
July 15, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins others at a Washington event commemorating the landmark 1964 law, but saying more work still needs to be done.
July 02, 2014
On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, some of the original Freedom Riders joined students for a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Education.
May 20, 2014
"We can't continue to relegate talent and potential to the sidelines," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in discussing minority participation in certain classes.
May 06, 2014
In a May 6 "dear colleague" letter, the federal education department upheld the rights of schools to use affirmative-action policies despite a Supreme Court ruling in April.
April 15, 2013
A new set of "action steps" from a leading civil rights organization says that the federal government can, and should, do more to ensure that school funding is equitable.
December 28, 2012
A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.
August 30, 2012
Lincoln Tamayo looks forward to a Mitt Romney presidency that would make English immersion the standard approach nationwide for teaching English-language learners.
August 05, 2012
By guest blogger Liana Heitin In sharp contrast to last summer's celebrity-attended rally and march to the White House, the Save Our Schools gathering this year proved a quiet, 150-person affair. Held this weekend in the regal Wardman Park Marriott in downtown Washington, the convention featured ...
December 02, 2011
New guidelines meant to clarify what educators may legally do to achieve diversity and reduce racial isolation in schools.