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Suburban Education

Federal Two Black Democrats Beat Republican Incumbents to Transform a Suburban School Board
The school board in Gwinnett County, Ga., will shift from a 4-1 white Republican majority to a 3-2 Black Democratic majority, mirroring demographic changes in the county.
Mark Lieberman, November 4, 2020
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School Climate & Safety School Reopening Plans and the Suburban Challenge
Equity, innovations, and logistical challenges were among the patterns found in an analysis of 18 suburban districts' reopening plans as they cope with the pandemic.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 30, 2020
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Jeffrey Smith for Education Week
School & District Management How the Fight for America's Suburbs Started in Public Schools
A heated school board election in the fast-changing Atlanta suburbs pits Black Lives Matter vs. the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream.”
Benjamin Herold, October 26, 2020
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Privacy & Security Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get Hacked
Bigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found.
Alyson Klein, October 15, 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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Recruitment & Retention Commentary The Suburbs Need Diverse Teachers, Too
Are nonurban districts doing enough to attract new teachers of color? The superintendent for human resources from one suburban district weighs in.
Kurt Laakso, June 26, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Suburban Schools Unprepared for Influx of Immigrant Students, Report Argues
New student populations can tax districts' funding sources, highlight the need for a more diverse teaching corps, and unmask divisive community sentiment about the education of English-learners.
Corey Mitchell, May 16, 2016
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Meeting District Needs Opinion Suburban Districts Shouldn't Hire Detectives to Keep Students Out
Some suburban districts hire detectives and even take families to court, to keep out students, often low income and students of color, from nearby urban districts. I think this is awful. I found many status quo defenders (and I don't see you as one of them) who believe this is perfectly ok.
Joe Nathan, June 18, 2015
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English-Language Learners News in Brief Suburban N.Y. Schools Agree to Improve Access for ELLs
Seven suburban districts in New York state have reached an agreement with the state attorney general to expand educational access for students with limited English skills.
The Associated Press, January 27, 2015
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Federal Large Suburban Districts Call for More Testing Flexibility
The Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium is made up of 16 school districts across the country. Earlier this year, the group also called for reduced emphasis on testing.
Denisa R. Superville, October 29, 2014
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Federal Big Suburban District Leaders Favor Staggered Testing for NCLB Waiver States
Big suburban superintendents want new kinds of tests and the option to test less frequently.
Alyson Klein, October 29, 2014
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Equity & Diversity Poverty Has Spread to the Suburbs (And to Suburban Schools)
A new report by the Brookings Institution finds more poor people are living in the suburbs than in rural or urban areas, a shift that has taken place since 2000.
Evie Blad, July 31, 2014
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School Choice & Charters Sociologists Shed Light on Suburban School Choice
Suburban parents may select neighborhoods and schools on the basis of low levels of limited information, a new study finds.
Holly Kurtz, May 15, 2014
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Teaching Profession NEA Director Appointed to Suburban D.C. School Board
A senior NEA staffer will chair the board of education in the Prince George's County school district.
Stephen Sawchuk, June 7, 2013
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