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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.
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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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Amid some growing pains for its new full-day prekindergarten program, the city has ramped up outreach efforts and more than tripled the number of seats from two years ago.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term may reach into teachers' paychecks, union treasuries, and college admissions offices.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
The racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C., has spurred districts to reconsider school names, mascots, and imagery linked to the Old South. Such moves stir sharp debate.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
A final evaluation of KIPP finds that its schools continue to have a positive impact on student achievement, even as the network expands.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
The panel called for focusing on "whole-child" issues and overhauling the way the state handles unaccredited school districts.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
A federal jury has awarded more than $370,000 in damages to a white school principal who alleged black administrators racially targeted her and created a hostile work environment that forced her to resign.
September 21, 2015 - AP
Questions loom on enforcement as 16 states get the federal nod on their plans to make sure all students have to high-quality teachers.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
With strong demand for bilingual skills, more school districts are offering new target languages, such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Vietnamese, in dual-immersion programs.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Learning social skills by age 5 is associated with the absence of criminal behavior later in life, writes Paul Marx.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
A year after a police shooting set off racially charged protests in Ferguson, Mo., the school system and its new superintendent are looking to correct educational disparities and "give kids a voice" in determining their future.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week

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