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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 ...

December 02, 2011

Civil Rights Officials Issue More Flexible Rules on Use of Race in School Assignments; Admissions

New guidelines meant to clarify what educators may legally do to achieve diversity and reduce racial isolation in schools.

September 21, 2011

Bullying Remains Federal Priority; More Research Needed

A second national conference on bullying was yet another reminder of the current administration's emphasis on combating what is seen as a growing problem.

June 02, 2011

Head of Safe, Drug-Free Schools Departing

After about two years on the job, Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary for safe and drug-free schools, is leaving.

April 01, 2011

Congressional Groups Press for Continued Subgroup Accountability

Congressional groups join civil rights activists to call for continued subgroup accountability in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

March 29, 2011

Keep Subgroup Mandates in ESEA, Civil Rights Groups Urge

A strongly worded letter from a broad range of civil rights and other groups warns against watering down subgroup data mandates in renewal of ESEA.

February 17, 2011

Ed. Dept. Creates Commission on School Finance Equity

The commission will recommend ways that federal policy could address funding disparities.

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