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Bree Newsome removes the Confederate battle flag at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on June 27. Newsome was taken into custody when she came down; the flag was raised again by Capitol workers about 45 minutes later.
—Bruce Smith/AP

Confederate-Flag Debate Underscores Need for Educational Activism

The civil disobedience displayed by an activist in removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol last month should serve as a "battle call" for educators, writes professor Jon N. Hale. (July 16, 2015)

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Thousands of low-income California students flood to the schools to fulfill academic credits they need to graduate from high school, but no one is keeping track of what happens to them, an analysis by the Hechinger Report finds.
July 23, 2015 - Education Week
The civil disobedience displayed by an activist in removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol last month should serve as a "battle call" for educators, writes professor Jon N. Hale.
July 16, 2015 - Education Week
The recent police violence in McKinney, Texas, and elsewhere should be a clarion call to colleges of education to confront patterns of racial injustice, writes Nicole Nguyen.
June 17, 2015 - Education Week
Amid sharp criticism, a key set of professional standards for the nation's school leaders will now explicitly address equity, social justice, and ethical behaviors.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
While the specialty schools do boost diversity, students outside their local neighborhoods are not flocking to them as expected, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The nation's largest school district, which enrolls 160,000 ELLs, remains under a state-imposed corrective-action plan to improve services for English-learners.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Special education teacher Gary Hamilton writes about his struggles to own his identity as a gay black educator.
June 3, 2015 - Teacher
The Education Week Research Center compiled data from the U.S. Department of Education in order to shed light on the high school achievement and post-high-school outcomes of students with special needs. The results highlight key patterns regarding the educational status of this population.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Outreach and broader awareness of the U.S. Education Department's willingness to tackle complaints may help account for a surge in cases to the department's office for civil rights.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
At the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented, teachers say students’ diverse backgrounds deepen learning for everyone.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week

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