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Updated July 3, 2019
We asked every Democratic candidate for president about desegregating schools. Here’s what they told us.
After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden's position on 'busing,' we asked all the Dem candidates about their positions on school desegregation. Here's what they said.
Updated May 1, 2019
Tennessee legislature approves compromise voucher proposal aimed at Memphis, Nashville
Gov. Bill Lee plans to sign compromise legislation affecting students and districts in Tennessee’s two largest cities.
Updated April 25, 2019
Days after historic House vote, education voucher plan clears Tennessee Senate
The Senate’s 20-13 vote on Thursday delivered Gov. Bill Lee a significant victory.
'It's a mess'
March 19, 2019
Lingering anger over teacher’s Trump-hat Halloween costume fuels racial tensions at top Newark high school
A teacher's Halloween costume that some students found offensive has rekindled a debate about racism and cultural insensitivity at an elite Newark high school.
Bullying in schools
January 9, 2019
New research finds link between districts that voted Trump and racist bullying post-election
The study offers some hard evidence that the post-election months were a more fraught time in many schools.
November 16, 2018
Denver school board pledges to make sure LGBTQ students are ‘seen, accepted, and celebrated’
Denver Public Schools “will not allow our students, staff, and families to feel that they are being erased.”
What's in a name?
November 13, 2018
Out with Ben Carson, in with Aretha Franklin? Detroit kicks off a school renaming process
Detroiters with ties to four city schools will soon have their say over the buildings’ names. The city school board on Tuesday…
August 24, 2018
How Trump’s tax law may have just gotten in the way of Betsy DeVos’ favorite policy
A proposed tax rule, issued Thursday by the Treasury department, threatens to undermine school choice tax credit programs.
August 23, 2018
A Colorado advocate for arming teachers thinks a new federal proposal is misplaced
Should the federal government make money available for schools to arm teachers, it would be up to each district in Colorado to decide whether to take advantage.
July 25, 2018
The feds are discouraging districts from using race to integrate schools. A new study points to a potential downside
The rollback could have harmful consequences for students, according to a new study.
June 27, 2018
Denver principals denounce family separation policies, reassure immigrants that schools are safe for their children
Principals of Denver schools say changes in immigration policy and enforcement have left their students traumatized and fearful.
How I Lead
June 26, 2018
This Brooklyn principal has some advice for teaching children who were separated at the border
Meghan Dunn — the principal of P.S. 446 in Brownsville, Brooklyn — has deep experience educating students who have experienced trauma.
June 18, 2018
Emanuel touts Chicago grads’ successes in defense of CPS
In three commencement speeches, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted post-high school success, underscoring a prime education goal that he’s prioritized for more…
February 22, 2018
As Trump doubles down on call to give teachers guns, the growing #ArmMeWith movement offers an alternative
Counselors, time, diverse classroom libraries, money — these are some of many things American teachers say they need in their schools instead of guns.
February 14, 2018
Study finds DACA encourages undocumented kids to stay in school, as Congress ponders their future
Giving undocumented young people protection from deportation came with a big education bonus: It made them more likely to finish high school and enter college.
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