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August 29, 2015

On Katrina's 10th Anniversary, Stories From the Diaspora

Thousands of students and their families fled New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Some of the families shared their stories with us as the storm's 10th anniversary approached.

August 24, 2015

Critics Protest Opening of Houston Arabic Immersion Elementary School

Arabic is the second-most common foreign language spoken at home in the Houston school district, and the metropolitan region has seen its Arabic-speaking population spike in recent years.

August 18, 2015

Confederate Flag Images, Clothing Banned From Charleston, S.C., Schools

The Charleston County School District code of conduct for the 2015-16 school year bans students from wearing clothing, jewelry, or other apparel bearing the image of the Confederate flag.

August 13, 2015

Civil Rights Groups Target Dallas Birth Certificate Policy

Advocacy groups say the change could make it more difficult for thousands of school-aged U.S. citizens born to immigrant parents enroll in school.

August 13, 2015

Dallas Birth Certificate Policy Sparks Civil Rights Lawsuit

Advocacy groups say the change could make it more difficult for thousands of school-aged U.S. citizens born to immigrant parents enroll in school.

August 10, 2015

Houston Groups Pledge Millions to Boost Bilingual, STEM Education

The funds are designed to develop and recruit teachers and support bilingual and STEM education through the arts.

August 07, 2015

Battle Continues to Rid Schools of Confederate Names Across the U.S.

A countrywide debate continues on the renaming of schools, mascots and propaganda attached to the Confederacy.

June 23, 2015

Dallas Schools Chief's Resignation Marks End of a Rocky Tenure

Schools chief Mike Miles, who has led the district since July 2012, often clashed with employees and school board members.

June 11, 2015

Embattled Dallas Schools Chief Defies Board, Fires Principals

Superintendent Mike Miles' own job security has been a hot topic of late after several school board members tried, but failed, to fire him in April.

June 05, 2015

Houston's Two-Way Dual-Language Programs Best for ELLs, Study Finds

In a study of the Houston Independent School District, English-language learners in two-way dual-language programs had higher Spanish reading scores and consistently higher English performance in grade 5 than their ELL peers who were not in dual language.

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