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Students chat in an 8th grade social studies class at Valley Point Middle School in Dalton, Ga. The school’s enrollment shifted to a majority of nonwhite students last school year.
—Shawn Poynter for Education Week

U.S. School Enrollment Hits Majority-Minority Milestone

For the first time, the overall number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic white students. (August 19, 2014)

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Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
Collinswood Language Academy's experiences with two-way language learning illustrate why North Carolina state education officials are sold on the idea.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
Teachers should consider how biases about minority-student fashion and style may influence their actions, Darius Prier says.
October 13, 2014 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warns that the office may investigate states, districts, and schools that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Behind the recent upswing are grant programs in Michigan and Virginia aimed primarily at reducing time out of school for students from low-income families.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
The College Board's first combined release of data from three of its college-readiness testing programs illuminates "missed opportunities" for students with academic potential, the board says.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., were the two winners—and the only two finalists—for the prestigious Broad Urban Education Prize.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Federal officials face a split among advocates and educators on whether to set a bright line for states in deciding if minorities are overidentified for special education services.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
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September 23, 2014 | Updated: October 16, 2014 - Education Week

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