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Charter schools have long been criticized for a lack of diversity, but a national analysis reveals the degree to which charter schools skew toward a certain racial or ethnic group varies greatly from state to state. (July 12, 2017)

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The declining socioeconomic diversity in private schools challenges the goals of American education, write Richard J. Murnane and Sean F. Reardon.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A new network is working to make minority-serving institutions a major player in efforts to diversify the profession.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A pair of Massachusetts educators are chipping away at the nearly total absence of context for LGBT individuals in the K-12 curriculum.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
California broke ground by requiring schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT people, but it’s been slow-going ever since.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images, and statues of Confederate figures from public schools—especially since some are now filled with students of color.
August 30, 2017 – AP
A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's ban on ethnic studies courses was motivated by racial discrimination.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
But the public also wants schools to provide more career and health supports—even if it means less academics, a poll finds.
August 28, 2017 – Education Week
Black students and low-income children are more likely to attend public schools that get shut down for poor performance and most of them will not end up attending better schools, according to new research from Stanford University.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
The American education system is rooted in racial inequity. Critical-thinking teachers can help, writes one assistant principal.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
There are mixed reactions to a report that the Justice Department is recruiting lawyers to investigate and potentially sue colleges and universities over racial preferences.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week

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