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March 06, 2017

Public School Fees Can Add Up, Limit Access to Education, Report Finds

A survey of Louisiana school districts and charter schools found that all schools charged students for something, and that some of the fees were punitive.

November 30, 2016

Conn. District Discriminated Against Families With Limited English Skills

A federal investigation found that the East Hartford, Conn., school system failed to provide adequate language services to parents and guardians with limited English skills.

October 11, 2016

Obama Initiative Secures Free Internet Access for Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education also announces its first round of Pay for Success grants, an effort to solve public problems with the aid of private investment.

September 21, 2016

Oakland, Calif. School District Launches Effort to Support Black Girls

Oakland was the first school district in the nation to create a department with the sole focus of helping black males. Now, it wants to do the same for black girls.

July 20, 2016

Daughter of Brown v. Board Plaintiff Talks Leadership, Topeka, Segregation

Cheryl Brown Henderson, a former educator and president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, discusses the significance of having Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, an African-American woman, at the helm of Topeka's public schools.

June 08, 2016

GreatSchools Ratings to Expand, Include U.S. Civil Rights Data

The site with more than 50 million users aims to make information on student access to educational opportunity more accessible for parents.

May 17, 2016

Cleveland, Miss., District Ordered to Desegregate After 60 Years of Resistance

A federal judge has ordered the 3,600-student Cleveland, Miss., school district to merge its racially isolated middle and high schools.

May 10, 2016

Black, Latino, Native American Boys Face Barriers From Birth, Report Argues

A new Urban Institute report makes the case that boys and young men of color face factors from birth onward that place them at "risk for underperformance in school and life."

April 19, 2016

John B. King Jr. Advocates for Racially, Socioeconomically Diverse Schools

Since his appointment last fall, John B. King Jr. has championed diversity as a route to produce better outcomes for all students, arguing that it can help address big gaps in resource equity.

April 11, 2016

Poll: Black, Latino Parents Say Schools Need Higher Expectations, Better Teachers

A Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights poll finds some parents believe public schools are doing a poor job overall addressing those concerns.

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