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August 24, 2015

State Takeover of Schools Harms Black, Latino Communities, Report Contends

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools report comes as public debate rages over the Louisiana Recovery School District's takeover of most of New Orleans' schools after Hurricane Katrina.

August 17, 2015

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 75

Bond, the former chairman of the NAACP and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, left an imprint on public schooling through his civil rights work.

August 07, 2015

Missouri Lawmaker Seeks Justice Dept. Probe of Education in St. Louis Area

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is calling for a federal probe into education in the St. Louis, Mo., region and for the legislature to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto on the state's student transfer law.

July 20, 2015

Former Fairfax, Va., and Boston Superintendent Dies at Age 80

Robert "Bud" Spillane led two of the nation's largest school district, and is credited with rescuing one from the brink of disaster and pushing another to new heights.

June 05, 2015

Appeals Court Upholds End to Desegregation Order for N.C. District

The U.S. 4th Circuit court upholds unitary status for the Pitt County, N.C., district, over a community group's objections that student racial imbalance had increased in recent years.

April 15, 2015

Schools Can't Improve Without Support for Low-Income Students

Can we increase student achievement without addressing high concentrations of poverty? Teacher Cristina Duncan Evans explains why we can't.

February 27, 2015

New Settlement Reached in Hartford, Conn., Desegregation Case

In Sheff v. O'Neill, which was filed in 1989, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the state must take action to integrate schools and reduce racial isolation.

February 23, 2015

Vote to Dissolve Little Rock, Ark., School Board Results in Lawsuit

The three board members, along with a resident, request that the court grant a restraining order and preliminary injunction against the state to reverse the takeover.

February 02, 2015

Arkansas Considering Redrawing District Lines in Little Rock Area

The proposal comes after the state board of education voted to take over Little Rock's schools.

January 29, 2015

Arkansas State Board Takes Over Little Rock School District

State education officials voted to immediately dissolve the city's elected board but to keep local superintendent on an "interim" basis.

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