Education news, analysis, and opinion about suburban education and suburban schools
Equity & Diversity Data The 'Dramatic' Demographic Shifts Reshaping Suburban Schools: 7 Key Data Points to Know
A new analysis by the EdWeek Research Center shows sharp declines in white enrollment in suburban schools.
Equity & Diversity Suburban Public Schools Are Now Majority-Nonwhite. The Backlash Has Already Begun
Fierce fights over equity and inclusion have followed steep drops in white enrollment across America's suburban public schools.
Equity & Diversity Suburban Schools Have Changed Drastically. Our Understanding of Them Has Not
A growing body of research has begun to document the demographic shift and inequities in suburban education, but more work remains.
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.
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.”
Privacy & Security Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get Hacked
Bigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found.
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?
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.
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.
English-Language Learners 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.