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September 28, 2017
Amid questions and confusion, DPS axes advanced kindergarten program in bid for greater equity
Denver Public Schools is eliminating its advanced kindergarten program because of declining enrollment in the program and because it serves disproportionate numbers of white and higher-income students.
Politics & Policy
July 27, 2017
Yes, an A at one school may be a C at another. It’s time we address the inequity that got us there
Grades are different from school to school, district to district, and I suspect, state to state. And it presents a problem that cannot easily be solved.
May 17, 2017
A new study shows where people live — not school districts — is to blame for continuing segregation in Indiana
This is true even as Indiana sees a growing share of non-white students. IU conducted the study along with the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.
November 23, 2016
My education career has focused on poor students of color. Why I’m rethinking that in the wake of Trump’s election
If America fails to provide everyone with an education that puts them on the path to prosperity, we all lose. People of color like me are likely to lose the most.
October 3, 2016
Metro State lands $8.5 million grant to expand work on equity issues
In Colorado, the center has helped the Adams 14 School District with improving its schools' culture.
Back to school
August 10, 2016
Why does Tennessee start its school year so dang early?
In recent years, students have returned to school earlier and earlier in August, with some districts now starting in July.
ESSA and Equity
August 4, 2016
Here’s how advocates for students of color want Tennessee to change its education rules
ESSA could offer a pivotal moment for students of color in Tennessee, depending on how the law is implemented.
July 20, 2016
Tennessee to cover ACT retakes for all students, but will it boost college access?
More Tennessee students soon will get the chance to retake the ACT test, which could mean the difference between a college scholarship or not going to college at all.
More than scores
July 20, 2016
Beyond test scores, Tennessee looks at how to evaluate districts and schools under ESSA
With the switch to ESSA looming, state leaders consider which metrics to include in the state's accountability plan.
Teaching with technology
July 12, 2016
Will this digital library be an equity game-changer for Tennessee schools?
Launched by the Tennessee School Boards Association, a new library offers free digital resources for 14 high school courses.
March 2, 2016
Tennessee coalition organizes to advocate for students of color
A new education advocacy coalition emerges from a meeting of 100 educators and civil rights leaders from across Tennessee in Nashville.
June 18, 2015
School board moves a step away from neighborhood middle schools in northwest Denver
DPS superintendent Tom Boasberg says the new zone will foster integration in the area.
May 7, 2015
Manual students consider pros and cons of sharing building with a middle school
DPS is requesting proposals for a new middle school to share the Manual High School building. A group of Manual students shared their opinions about the proposals.
Where We Stand
April 10, 2015
Report: Students of color still more likely to face harsh discipline in Colorado schools
Harsh disciplinary actions were less common in Colorado schools during the 2013-14 school year than in previous ones, according to a report.
December 10, 2014
Education nonprofit leadership and boards lag behind student population in diversity
Though nearly all education advocacy and reform nonprofits say they value diversity, fewer have taken concrete steps to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of their staffs, leadership, and boards, according to a new report from Education Pioneers and Koya Leadership.
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