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Students Sherouk Mohamed, right, Karim Muse, center, and Khadra Mohamed, took part in a protest at Columbia Heights High School in Columbia Heights, Minn., last fall.
—Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune/AP-File

Feds Urge Schools to Shield Muslim Students From Harassment

Amid heightened worries over terrorism and heated political discourse, some students may feel targeted because of their religion or background. (January 12, 2016)

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06/24 04:30 pm | Supreme Court Deadlock on Immigration Could Affect Student Well-Being | The fear of having parents forcibly removed from the country could affect the well-being and development of millions of children in K-12 schools, a recent report found.

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June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Student suspensions dropped by nearly 20 percent nationally, new data show, but those from traditionally disadvantaged groups still get disproportionately more punishments and fewer academic opportunities.
June 7, 2016 – Education Week
Charter schools have long been criticized for a lack of diversity, but a national analysis reveals a varied demographic profile.
June 3, 2016 – Education Week
Charters have evolved from the original idea of allowing parents and teachers to create new kinds of public schools into a powerful movement driven, to a large extent, by private philanthropy.
June 3, 2016 – Education Week
In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Donovan Livingston shares his viral poem, "Lift Off," which he delivered as his convocation speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has been viewed over 11 million times.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Eighty-two percent of the class of 2014 graduated on time, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, but American Indian, black, and Latino students continue to trail their white peers.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
The number of civil rights complaints and investigations spiked dramatically during the Obama administration.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Research triggers a debate on whether students of color are underrepresented—or overrepresented—in special education classes.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
A new study done by the Government Accountability Office lands amid fresh calls to address the share of schools that are both economically and racially segregated.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week

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