Some suburban districts hire detectives and even take families to court, to keep out students, often low income and students of color, from nearby urban districts. I think this is awful. I found many status quo defenders (and I don't see you as one of them) who believe this is perfectly ok.
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June 18, 2015
December 08, 2014
With the suburbs around Hartford growing increasingly segregated, school officials are struggling to ensure that more students are attending school in a racially integrated setting.
June 01, 2014
Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.
May 22, 2014
So often the messaging is that troubled schools should be closed down, or that they should be turned over to charter operators, or that they will benefit from major turnover in staff.
November 15, 2013
Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.
August 19, 2013
Turning around low performing schools is tough--particularly high schools. There's only one difference between a struggling school and a good school--everything. Good schools have good goals; they use a variety of strategies to personalize learning supported by aligned supports, staffing, and schedule.
July 19, 2013
Tampa area districts serve more than 300,000 students but don't get much national attention.
April 10, 2012
A strong majority of Detroit families have considered a range of public school choices, and 59 percent of them have students enrolled in an alternative to the assigned public schools, a survey shows.
September 29, 2011
The Los Angeles Unified School District pledges to be more inclusive of students with disabilities at its magnet schools.
May 06, 2011
Is there a method to improve a district's services to special education students that doesn't involve a lawsuit and take years to resolve?