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July 11, 2019
What it means when Democratic frontrunners say they support the Strength in Diversity Act
Candidates who support the bill are signaling that they believe school segregation is a problem and that the federal government should play a role in fixing it.
January 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: Is a ‘grand bargain’ in store for Michigan schools?
PHOTO: Lori Higgins/ChalkbeatFormer U.S. Secretary of Education John King speaks about education at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Wednesday, Jan. 16.
January 16, 2019
Is Michigan ready for a ‘grand bargain’ to improve its struggling education system?
Can Michigan see the same transformation that pushed Massachusetts to the top in the U.S.?
April 3, 2018
Three things we heard about educational equity during #MLK50
Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., segregation remains a major barrier to achievement for students of color, according to a panel of experts.
bias in the classroom
March 16, 2018
‘Disciplinarians first and teachers second’: Black male teachers say they face an extra burden
A number of black male teachers described a similar experience: colleagues assuming that they were better able to deal with behavioral issues among black boys.
March 12, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr.’s hope for equal education in Memphis still a dream, new book says
Memphis advocacy group Campaign for School Equity recently published the book to bring awareness to King's belief that education is key to economic equality.
Secretary v. secretary
August 1, 2017
Arne Duncan criticizes Betsy DeVos on civil rights, says she hasn’t asked for his advice
When Arne Duncan became Secretary of Education, he asked his predecessors for advice. That’s why he’s disappointed that he hasn’t gotten a similar call from Betsy DeVos.
July 31, 2017
‘I think that’s blood money’: Arne Duncan pushed charters to reject funds from Trump admin if budget cuts approved
Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan suggested that charter leaders refuse to accept federal charter school money if Trump’s cuts to education went through.
inputs and outcomes
June 30, 2017
Are we expecting too much from community schools? Former U.S. Education Secretary John King weighs in
We asked King whether community schools should produce clear academic gains or if improving access to social services is enough to justify the approach.
Growth plus proficiency? Why states are turning to a hybrid strategy for judging schools (and why some experts say they shouldn’t)
The idea has a high-profile supporter: The Education Trust, a civil rights and education group now headed by former U.S. Education Secretary John King.
Politics & Policy
June 16, 2017
New data will reveal which schools are winners — and losers — in the school funding fight
In many places across the country, schools that primarily serve low-income families are getting less money than schools with more affluent populations.
June 15, 2017
Here’s what male teachers of color want their districts to know about them
They're in high demand but also exiting the profession at a high rate at a time when Tennessee is making investments to diversify its teaching workforce.
a charter divide
June 12, 2017
Why for-profit charter schools are going out of style with some education reform leaders
Charter advocates were always a "strange bedfellows" coalition. Now, their union is splintering.
On the Agenda
May 12, 2017
Four things to watch for at New Schools Venture Fund Summit, this week’s big education reform confab
Last year's conference sparked a heated debate about the role of race and politics in education reform.
April 6, 2017
Expecting to lose half of its teachers in the next decade, Tennessee seeks to strengthen its pipeline
The state doesn't have a statewide teacher shortage, but it does lack teachers with specific licensure and in certain regions.
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