Are America's schools being resegregated? In this article from Harvard's Ed.magazine, Hanna Bordas notes that many court decisions nationwide in the 1980s and 1990s resulted in school desegregation orders being removed. While this trend seems to undo much of the progress towards racial integration, some argue that it is a step in the right direction, away from any kind of racial discrimination. Bordas looks back on the history of desegregation in American schools, and offers some insight into the future....


According to a July 14 article from eSchool News, Congress--at the request of the president--is considering eliminating the single largest source of technology-specific funding for schools in the federal budget. This is in direct contrast to many other countries, the article states, which are pouring money into ed tech programs....


This special report on technology from Business Week contains an article on the place of educational learning in the child games market. The article deals specifically with the phenomenon of social networking and how some developers are tapping into this to provide safe learning environments for young students....


This National Public Radio audio feature reports on a language course with a difference. The Pentagon, specifically the Department of Defense, is footing the bill for language courses that are specifically developed to teach the native language of countries that are seen as a threat to the United States. The classes are being offered at Howard University in Washington D.C., and the reaction of students is, well, mixed....


According to figures in the recently released Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive® Health-Care Poll, 84% of adults now think childhood obesity is a "major problem" in the U.S. Also, 83% of those surveyed thought that public schools should do more to limit student access to unhealthy food and snacks, and a large number also thought that children are becoming obese because adults are neglecting the eating habits of children. Highlights from the poll are posted by Harris Interactive. (Poll highlights require Adobe Acrobat Reader.)...


Can philanthropy transform America's education system? In this article from BusinessWeek, Jay Greene and William C. Symonds look at how the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has both succeeded and failed in saving struggling U.S. schools. In a separate article, Jay Greene explores how the Gates Foundation will make good use of the Buffett megabillions....


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