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As suburban districts diversify, black students navigate a mix of prejudice and good intentions

Some people may think they don't see color, but the numbers don't support it. Federal civil rights data shows that minorities in suburban districts, particularly black...

Virginia districts spending thousands on special education disputes

The costs in Central Virginia have mushroomed over the last few years. Some attribute it to more parents aware of their rights and fighting for...

Short of teachers, Hillsborough recruits top bosses to fill in

Florida district comes up with a novel way to deal with a teaching shortage at some struggling schools. Top administrators are volunteering to help in...

More schools are starting classes later: Why good sleep is important

Researchers used activity monitors to study a group of high school sophomores, and found that with later start times, students were not only getting an extra...

W.V. Board of Education recommends changes to school funding formula

It's been more than a decade since West Virginia's school aid funding formula has been updated. Board members approved a proposal they say will make the...

Federal fight for education funding focuses on preserving democracy

In 1973, the Supreme Court rejected education as a Constitutional right. For more than four decades, no one dared to directly challenge that ruling...

Teaching corps doesn’t reflect Washington’s increasingly diverse student body

It's a chasm that has remained stubbornly wide for decades, worsened by barriers to higher education, teacher credential tests and limited funding to diversify...

NYC plan to diversify elite high schools challenged in court

New York City's plan to expand enrollment of black and Hispanic students in the city's elite public high schools is facing a legal challenge...

Ohio schools receive ballistic shields to use against armed assailants

The “ultra-high molecular weight” polyethylene (plastic) panels are believed to be the first ballistic shields to be deployed in central Ohio schools, intended to...

Pennsylvania’s new list of struggling schools looks beyond usual suspects

Unlike in previous years, the state focused less on schools with low overall test scores, and included schools where certain subgroups of students failed...

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