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