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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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05/17 10:46 am | Program Uses Graphs, Data to Help ELL Families Track Student Performance | Graphs and data help parents, who are English learners with low literacy skills, understand their students' academic progress through a WestEd program.

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A rope burn a 12-year-old black Texas girl received around her neck during an overnight school campout has left the girl's mother asking if her daughter was victimized by racially motivated bullying by sixth-grade classmates.
May 20, 2016 - AP
A mix of social and cultural forces keeps many African-American, Latino, and low-income students off the track toward international math recognition.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
A new report from the Urban Institute explains how systemic barriers that begin at birth put black, Latino, and Native American males at risk of underperformance.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
Questions around which instructional strategies work best for English-learners are far from settled, including how much a bilingual approach to teaching puts such students at an advantage.
May 11, 2016 - Education Week
A massive new database reveals the extent of educational inequities in more than 12,000 school districts.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
A divided high court hears oral arguments over the Obama administration’s program to give protection from deportation to unauthorized immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
California's second-largest district is recruiting nearly 2,000 minority and low-income students it says should be in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
A coalition of groups asked the FBI to dismantle its "Don't Be a Puppet" website, which the agency created to educate youth about violent extremism but has been criticized as targeting American Muslims and encouraging the policing of thoughts in schools.
April 6, 2016 - McClatchy-Tribune
March 29, 2016 - Education Week

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