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A pair of 4th graders mind the exit doors last month at Wilt Elementary School, a diverse schools in Louisville, Ky.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Ky. District 'Keeps Faith' on School Desegregation

Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down its race-based student-assignment plan, Jefferson County is maintaining diverse schools and improving achievement. (May 13, 2014)

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08/29 11:53 am | California Lawmakers Approve Measure to Repeal Limits on Bilingual Education | Gov. Jerry Brown must now decide whether to sign a bill that would allow voters to reconsider a 16-year-old law that all but eliminated bilingual education in public schools.

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Like tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who've arrived in the country since last fall, David brings harsh memories, and his family’s hopes, as he starts middle school in the District of Columbia.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week
Local districts are walking a tightrope between returning to the normal routine while acknowledging the street protests and larger debate about race and law enforcement sparked by the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
August 22, 2014 - Education Week
U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. signed an order that will halt payments the state of Arkansas has been making to three Little Rock-area districts to boost integration.
August 22, 2014 - AP
This school year, America's schools are projected to reach a demographic milestone: For the first time, a majority of students in K-12 schools will be children of color. This special story package examines what that means for educators, students, and the school community.
August 21, 2014 - Education Week
Springdale, Ark., Superintendent Jim D. Rollins shares lessons from his district’s rapid transition to a majority-minority school system.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
In this audio story, educators and students share their experiences at Valley Point Middle School, in Dalton, Ga., where, as of last school year, white students no longer make up the majority.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
The 2014-15 academic year is projected to be the first in which African-American, Asian, Latino, and Native American students together will outnumber non- Hispanic whites in K-12 public schools.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
The demographic transformation of American classrooms was not unexpected. This timeline tracks changes in U.S. immigration laws.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
For the first time, the overall number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic white students.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week

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