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September 25, 2014

Attorney General Holder to Step Down, Promoted Changes in School Discipline

Attorney General Eric Holder worked with the U.S. Department of Education to create civil rights guidance on school discipline.

July 21, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Effort Expands to Urban Districts

Sixty big-city school systems pledge to focus on strategies proven to improve outcomes for African-American and Latino boys.

July 15, 2014

Inequalities Linger 50 Years After Civil Rights Act, Speakers Declare

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

Freedom Riders, Students Gather To Remember Fight for Civil Rights

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

Arne Duncan Spotlights Inequities in Rigorous Coursework

"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

U.S. Education Department Upholds Standing of Affirmative-Action Policies

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

Feds Can Do More to Promote Funding Equity, Report Urges

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

13 Politics K-12 Headlines You Probably Won't See in 2013

A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.

August 30, 2012

Educator and Bilingual-Ed. Foe Remains in Romney's Corner

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

SOS Event Draws Small Crowd, Focuses on Organizing

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 ...

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