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In 1954 Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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60 Years After Brown, School Diversity More Complex Than Ever

Dramatic demographic changes, shifting court opinions, and housing segregation make school integration a major challenge. (May 13, 2014)

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09/18 08:55 am | A Sharp Dissent Over a School's Curb on American Flag Shirts | A full federal appeals court declines to rehear a case brought by California students barred from wearing American flag apparel during Cinco de Mayo.

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Despite the threat of court sanctions and a September deadline, Washington state officials say there's little chance lawmakers will be called back this summer to alter the state's K-12 funding system.
June 19, 2014 - Education Week
The ruling, which the state's teachers' unions have vowed to appeal, finds that California laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal violate the constitutional rights of students.
June 11, 2014 - Education Week
Low-income children in school districts that boosted spending after court-ordered changes were more likely to graduate from high school and have other positive outcomes, according to a new study.
May 29, 2014 - Education Week
Questions surround extra breathing room given states seeking to renew waivers from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
Interest in the controversial school choice option known as the parent trigger has declined sharply in state legislatures this year.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
High school senior Nicholas Dauphine writes that U.S. history has all but erased the struggles of Hispanics against racism.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Legal experts split on the implications for school boards after the U.S. Supreme Court upholds prayers before meetings of the town council in Greece, N.Y.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
School desegregation remains a goal worth pursuing, but by different, more nuanced means than schools used to employ, Leonard Stevens writes.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, racial disparities in schools should be a call to action, writes Leticia Smith-Evans.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Cleveland, Miss., appears far from getting out from under federal court supervision decades after a desegregation case was filed.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week

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