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Young men listen intently as President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting about the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in Washington last July. The effort seeks to improve academic and social outcomes for boys of color.
—J. Scott Applewhite/AP-File

Urban Districts Pledge Progress for Boys of Color

With the achievement of minority boys in the national spotlight, some big-city school districts are forging ahead with new, and not so new, strategies. (November 3, 2014)

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Educators and researchers in several of the nation's largest districts are trying to look at schools based on a fuller picture of children’s experiences.
November 6, 2014 - Education Week
With the achievement of minority boys in the national spotlight, some big-city school districts are forging ahead with new, and not so new, strategies.
November 3, 2014 - Education Week
The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
October 27, 2014 - Education Week
The district's decision echoes other actions by states and school boards to control personnel costs and rein in the political influence of public-employee unions.
October 27, 2014 - Education Week
Ten months since taking over the helm of the 1.1 million-student district, Carmen Fariña has chipped away at former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's signature K-12 policies.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Florida is wading into largely uncharted waters with an effort to fuel collaboration between regular public schools and charters, at a time when several big-city districts have sought similar ties.
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
New York's due process procedures for teachers are dominated by a focus on teacher rehabilitation, with the end result that even abusive teachers are often fined or suspended rather than fired, according to a newly released analysis.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
The unique school governance model that gave local parent-majority boards power to hire and fire principals has had some of its authority diluted over the years.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week

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