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Weekend Reads: Integration then. Segregation now. Segregation forever?

  • U.S. Education Secretary John King wants more districts to desegregate intentionally, as Dallas is trying to do. (The Atlantic)
  • A Mississippi school district desegregated its schools by reducing the number of grades each serves. (Hechinger Report)
  • A Seattle teacher laments the disappearance of the integrated system he attended. (The Stranger)
  • The “Failure Factories” series about the resegregation of a Florida district won a Pulitzer Prize this week. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Here’s what school can look like for kids who are confined to hospitals. (Stat)
  • A look at how districts spend vastly different amounts per student kicks off a series about school funding. (NPRed)
  • How do opt-out hotspots map to voter preferences? Not as cleanly as you might expect. (Politics K-12)
  • An ill-fated bid for the Denver school board spotlights the child care struggles of working parents. (Chalkbeat)
  • Is former U.S. schools chief Arne Duncan responsible for a toxic education debate? Rick Hess thinks so. (EdWeek)
  • Interact with real schoolwork in a feature from a group that wants more challenging classes for all students. (EdTrust)
  • Passover starts tonight with a ritual, the seder, that one teacher says is pedagogically perfect. (Chalkbeat)

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