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Urban Schools Group Leaves Imprint on K-12 Policy

The Council of the Great City Schools, a formidable advocate for urban districts, faces new tests to its staying power as it turns 60. (August 23, 2016)

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A new analysis of federal data finds half of the nation’s chronically absent students are enrolled in 4 percent of school districts.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Principals in urban communities need to actively respond to a report by the U.S. Department of Justice that details how police routinely discriminate against black children and adults, writes David DeMatthews.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Will the NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives' demands to halt new charters sway black support for the sector?
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Educator Christopher Emdin talks to Education Week Commentary about what white teachers who engage with students "in the hood" need to know.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
The Council of the Great City Schools, a formidable advocate for urban districts, faces new tests to its staying power as it turns 60.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
The District of Columbia school system wants to help close an "enrichment gap" by paying for students to travel internationally before they graduate.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder touts the move as a fresh start for the city's beleaguered schools, but doubts remain amid ongoing enrollment loss, dilapidated buildings, and low achievement.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Lauren Leigh Kelly's Hip-Hop Literature and Culture Class uses hip-hop texts as a means to develop students' media-literacy and critical-analysis skills.
June 20, 2016 – Teacher
Charter schools have long been criticized for a lack of diversity, but a national analysis reveals a varied demographic profile.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
More than 2,000 parents, educators, residents, and students have offered their views on how to reshape the city's high schools.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week

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