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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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08/27 10:08 am | Parents of ELLs With Disabilities Sue Philadelphia Schools | The complaint alleges that thousands of children are denied adequate special education services because their parents don't speak or read English.

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Discussing race openly in schools can lead to better outcomes for students of color, write Dan French and Warren Simmons.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
The state education commissioner is stepping into the bitter battle over control of an unusual New York school district.
August 13, 2015 - AP
Lumping together data on the diverse population of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders obscures many students' struggles, writes Peter T. Keo.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
Thousands of low-income California students flood to the schools to fulfill academic credits they need to graduate from high school, but no one is keeping track of what happens to them, an analysis by the Hechinger Report finds.
July 23, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
The recent police violence in McKinney, Texas, and elsewhere should be a clarion call to colleges of education to confront patterns of racial injustice, writes Nicole Nguyen.
June 17, 2015 - Education Week
Amid sharp criticism, a key set of professional standards for the nation's school leaders will now explicitly address equity, social justice, and ethical behaviors.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
While the specialty schools do boost diversity, students outside their local neighborhoods are not flocking to them as expected, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The nation's largest school district, which enrolls 160,000 ELLs, remains under a state-imposed corrective-action plan to improve services for English-learners.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Special education teacher Gary Hamilton writes about his struggles to own his identity as a gay black educator.
June 3, 2015 - Teacher

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