Desegregation

Palm trees are visible around the water tower in Uvalde, Texas, on July 20, 2022.
Palm trees surround the water tower in Uvalde, Texas. The town is the site of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history.
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Equity & Diversity In Uvalde, Pain Where There Once Was Pride
Past and present residents of Uvalde, Texas, recount a deeper story of Robb Elementary—one that began years before the May 24 mass shooting.
Ileana Najarro, August 16, 2022
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Equity & Diversity An Expansive Look at School Segregation Shows It's Getting Worse
Most of the increases have come within the nation's 100 largest districts.
Eesha Pendharkar, June 3, 2022
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May 26, 1866 – Harpers Weekly
Equity & Diversity Q&A Racist Bomb Threats and Post-Civil War School Burnings: A Scholar Connects the Dots
Hundreds of Black schools built during Reconstruction were burned, but racist violence against schools is hardly a historical footnote.
Mark Lieberman, March 9, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Could School Resegregation Drive White Students to Become Democrats as Adults?
A researcher tracked the political affiliation of adults who graduated from high schools where court-ordered desegregation was lifted.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 4, 2021
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Law & Courts Decades-Old Desegregation Case Drawing to a Close in Tucson, Ariz.
After more than 40 years, the Tucson Unified School District is being released from court oversight for its decades-old desegregation case.
Danyelle Khmara, The Arizona Daily Star, April 22, 2021
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington. As millions of American children start the school year online, the Trump administration is hoping to convert their parents’ frustration and anger into newfound support for school choice policies that DeVos has long championed but struggled to advance nationally.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos arrives at a White House event in August. Civil rights activists expect the next education secretary will restore guidance to schools that she rescinded on transgender students’ rights, sexual assault, and school integration efforts.
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Federal Schools Could See U-Turn on Civil Rights Under Biden
Activists expect to see renewed guidance, more active enforcement, and better data collection from the Ed. Department’s civil rights office.
Christina A. Samuels, December 2, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Despite Push, Few Schools Have Dropped Confederate Names
An Education Week analysis shows that 5 percent of the nation's Confederate-named schools have been renamed since June.
Corey Mitchell, September 30, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Reported Essay Do America's Public Schools Owe Black People Reparations?
School districts must make amends for their racist history, writes Daarel Burnette II. What should that look like?
Daarel Burnette II, September 23, 2020
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Big Ideas in Education Special Report Big Ideas for Confronting Racism in Education
There’s no single solution for combating anti-Black racism in schools. That’s why we filled an entire special report on the subject.
September 23, 2020
In July 2019, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris participated in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit.
In July 2019, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris participated in a Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit.
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Federal Opinion Kamala Harris Has a Chance to Make School Desegregation a Key Issue
The vice presidential candidate was bused to school as child. Her experience could inform national education policy, writes Jonathan E. Collins.
Jonathan E. Collins, August 13, 2020
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School & District Management Race and Schools Are at the Core of Trump's 'Suburban Lifestyle Dream'
The president’s supposed suburban ideal draws attention to the ongoing debate about how housing and schools are inextricably linked. What does the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” have to do with education?
Andrew Ujifusa, August 10, 2020
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Tennessee Voucher Law Ruled Unconstitutional; Gov. Shifts Strategies

May 11, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Hidden Segregation Within Schools Is Tracked in New Study
When schools reduce racial segregation between schools, racial isolation within the classes inside those schools goes up, according to an analysis of 20 years of North Carolina data.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 25, 2020
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Equity & Diversity White Parents Say They Value Integrated Schools. Their Actions Speak Differently
A pair of new studies find that, when given a choice, white parents tend to send their children to schools that are predominantly white.
Christina A. Samuels, February 5, 2020
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