In a May 6 "dear colleague" letter, the federal education department upheld the rights of schools to use affirmative-action policies despite a Supreme Court ruling in April.
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August 30, 2012
Lincoln Tamayo looks forward to a Mitt Romney presidency that would make English immersion the standard approach nationwide for teaching English-language learners.
August 05, 2012
By guest blogger Liana Heitin In sharp contrast to last summer's celebrity-attended rally and march to the White House, the Save Our Schools gathering this year proved a quiet, 150-person affair. Held this weekend in the regal Wardman Park Marriott in downtown Washington, the convention featured ...
December 02, 2011
New guidelines meant to clarify what educators may legally do to achieve diversity and reduce racial isolation in schools.
September 21, 2011
A second national conference on bullying was yet another reminder of the current administration's emphasis on combating what is seen as a growing problem.
June 02, 2011
After about two years on the job, Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary for safe and drug-free schools, is leaving.
April 01, 2011
Congressional groups join civil rights activists to call for continued subgroup accountability in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
March 29, 2011
A strongly worded letter from a broad range of civil rights and other groups warns against watering down subgroup data mandates in renewal of ESEA.