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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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09/11 04:43 pm | Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners | The Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools is also spearheading a project to upgrade common-core-aligned instructional materials for English-learners.

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As his policy carrots and sticks dwindle, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pledges to be a supportive partner to states in taking on education overhauls.
September 12, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
The Council of Great City Schools has set out criteria to help educators bring common-core-aligned lessons and materials to English-learners.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
School demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and classrooms need to reflect the shift, write Jacob Murray and Jackie Jenkins-Scott.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
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

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