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July 03, 2019

Funding Concerns Continue for Schools, Regardless of Census Citizenship Question

Whether or not a controversial citizenship question is excluded from the census, advocacy groups plan outreach to Latinos to ensure an accurate count that will be used to allocate federal education money.

July 02, 2019

Think Tank's 2020 Platform: President Should Push to Sever School Funding From Property Taxes

An education platform from the left-leaning Center for American Progress details approaches the think tank the president should take on issues such as charter schools, teacher preparation, and race.

June 30, 2019

Trump Suggests He'll Release a School Busing Policy, but Shares Few Specifics

Asked about a debate exchange on busing and school integration, President Donald Trump suggested that he would release a new plan on the issue soon, but provided few details.

May 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders' Education Plan: Unions and Desegregation Win, Charters Lose

Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.

May 17, 2019

Transgender Students, Athletics, Bullying: What the Equality Act Would Mean for Schools

Supporters of the bill say it would extend critical civil rights protections to more students. But opponents say it ignores parents' rights in schools and could lead to confusing situations for some children.

May 16, 2019

Do Democrats' School Diversity and Integration Ideas Match What Advocates Want?

"We need meaningful solutions to dismantle racial and socioeconomic segregation in America's schools," said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the author of one of the two bills addressing integration and diversity. Do advocates think her ideas go far enough?

January 23, 2019

These Politicians Who Fought for Segregation Have Schools Named for Them

Should schools named after men like Strom Thurmond and schools named for Confederates like Robert E. Lee be lumped together? What does a school name signal to students? We explore these and other questions in a new reporting project.

January 10, 2019

Betsy DeVos Should 'Recommit' to Enforcing Civil Rights Laws, Coalition Says

Groups including the American Federation of Teachers, Children's Defense Fund, and the NAACP urged the Trump administration to address "racial discrimination in school discipline."

December 13, 2018

Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Tackle DeVos Oversight, School Safety Legislation

Thanks to the midterm elections, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., is set to take over the House education committee, and civil rights groups have a significant list of demands.

November 20, 2018

Trump Team Reverses Controversial Changes to Handling of Civil Rights Probes

The office for civil rights is reversing itself on several key changes in the manual that outlines how it investigates civil rights claims.

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