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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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September 30, 2014 - Education Week
School districts are zeroing in on such vague definitions as they seek to craft discipline policies that are more consistent and equitable, and that avoid overly harsh penalties for minor infractions.
September 23, 2014 | Updated: September 30, 2014 - Education Week
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
The Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., school systems this year will share the Broad Prize for Urban Education, which recognizes school systems that improve academic achievement while narrowing achievement gaps.
September 22, 2014 | Updated: September 24, 2014 - Education Week
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 the 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

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