Student Assignment Plans

Letha Muhammad, of south Raleigh, sends her children to district magnet schools in Wake County, N.C., including Moore Square Magnet Middle School pictured behind her. An education activist, Muhammad says it’s critical that the school board be sensitive to how all communities are impacted by any changes to the district’s school assignment plan.
Letha Muhammad, of south Raleigh, sends her children to district magnet schools in Wake County, N.C., including Moore Square Magnet Middle School pictured behind her. An education activist, Muhammad says it’s critical that the school board be sensitive to how all communities are impacted by any changes to the district’s school assignment plan.
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Equity & Diversity A Losing Fight to Keep Schools Desegregated
Few districts have done as much as Wake County, N.C., to keep schools racially and socioeconomically diverse, but’s it’s a battle the school board says it has been losing. Can it reverse the trend?
Christina A. Samuels, August 12, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Study: Drops in Class Rank Affect Student Outcomes
A Chicago study finds that when students who are "big fish" in their neighborhood schools move to higher-achieving ones, they may pay an academic price.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 15, 2016
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Law & Courts Opinion Integration: New Concepts for a New Era
School desegregation remains a goal worth pursuing, but by different, more nuanced means than schools used to employ, Leonard Stevens writes.
Leonard B. Stevens, May 13, 2014
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A pair of 4th graders mind the exit doors last month at Wilt Elementary School, a diverse schools in Louisville, Ky.
A pair of 4th graders mind the exit doors last month at Wilt Elementary School, a diverse schools in Louisville, Ky.
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Equity & Diversity Ky. District 'Keeps Faith' on School Desegregation
Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down its race-based student-assignment plan, Jefferson County is maintaining diverse schools and improving achievement.
Lesli A. Maxwell, May 13, 2014
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Kashanti Keise, 13, center, serves on a panel of student judges charged with choosing the best app submission to the School Choice Design Challenge. She’s joined by fellow judges Jayson Isaac, 16, left, and Faa Diallo, 14, right.
Kashanti Keise, 13, center, serves on a panel of student judges charged with choosing the best app submission to the School Choice Design Challenge. She’s joined by fellow judges Jayson Isaac, 16, left, and Faa Diallo, 14, right.
Emile Wamsteker for Education Week
Executive Skills & Strategy Custom Software Helps Cities Manage School Choice
A nonprofit has combined economic principles and technology to help overhaul the school choice and student assignment systems in New York, Boston, Denver, New Orleans, and Washington.
Benjamin Herold, December 3, 2013
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Law & Courts Nashville Student Assignment Case Turned Down by Supreme Court
The high court rejected an appeal from African American parents that a student assignment plan for the district led to resegregation of the school district.
Lesli A. Maxwell, October 15, 2013
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Education Supreme Court Declines to Weigh Nashville Assignment Plan
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from black parents that a student assignment plan for Nashville school district led to unconstitutional resegregation of the schools.
Mark Walsh, October 15, 2013
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School & District Management Half-Century-Old Ga. Desegregation Case Nears End
A desegregation case near Augusta, Ga., is up for a hearing that may end court-ordered busing in the district.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, June 6, 2013
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School & District Management Baton Rouge Struggles to Keep Control of Schools
Efforts to create a new school district and reshuffle students in East Baton Rouge Parish are causing a stir in Louisiana.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, May 21, 2013
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Equity & Diversity News in Brief Student Assignments Upheld in Nashville
A federal appeals court has rejected claims from black parents that a student-assignment plan for the Metropolitan Nashville district in Tennessee led to unconstitutional resegregation.
Mark Walsh, May 21, 2013
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Education Appeals Court Upholds Nashville Student Assignment Plan
A federal appeals court rejected claims from black parents that a student assignment plan for the Nashville district led to unconstitutional resegregation of the schools.
Mark Walsh, May 10, 2013
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Education Boston's New Pupil-Assignment Plan Keeps Students Closer to Home
Boston's School Committee voted yesterday to approve a new student-assignment plan, which the district says will keep more K-8 students in schools closer to home.
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, March 14, 2013
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School & District Management Pupil Assignments Get Another Look in Boston
Twenty years after desegregation ended, the mayor wants to change the way students are matched to schools.
Lesli A. Maxwell, February 5, 2013
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Education Court Orders Further Review of N.C. District's Assignment Plan
A federal appeals court has ordered a lower court to give greater scrutiny to a North Carolina school district's student-assignment plan, suggesting that the district's move away from racial diversity goals is inconsistent with a long-running court-supervised desegregation plan.
Mark Walsh, May 9, 2012
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