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An agreement reached Friday in a long-running school desegregation case in Connecticut's capital city will put the district on a path to ending 30 years of litigation, state officials said.
January 10, 2020 – AP
Loaded or empirical? Incendiary or honest? Unavoidable or misleading? There’s a big disconnect around how we use the word “segregation.”
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
A mostly white Alabama city that tried to form its own school system must pay nearly $850,000 to attorneys representing black people who successfully fought the move, a federal judge ruled.
December 26, 2019 – AP
With more than 40 million unique visitors a year, GreatSchools.org is a wildly popular source of information on K-12 schools. Though the site has added more factors and nuance to how it rates schools, researchers argue that it’s exacerbating already existing patterns of segregation.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Court-ordered school desegregation has been more successful in the South than in any other region of the country, but researchers have noted a new threat: the growing number of communities that are seceding from larger school districts to form their own.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
An exchange between two of the top-tier candidates for president highlighted how segregation in education could prove to be a potent issue in the Democratic Party's 2020 primary.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent remarks on his willingness to work with segregationists resurrected his long-ago efforts to oppose school busing. Will it hurt his campaign?
June 24, 2019 – Education Week
Three new studies show that a web of factors appear to influence how often black and Hispanic children are identified for special education compared to similar white peers.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
The landmark Supreme Court decision that integrated schools 65 years ago had an unintended effect that’s still felt today: Thousands of black teachers and principals lost their jobs.
May 14, 2019 – Education Week
Chicago’s approach to admissions for selective high schools could be a model for New York City, where black and Latino students comprise a tiny share of students who are selected for its most sought-after high schools.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week

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