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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
A judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking a Texas official from dismantling an elected school board and replacing it with a state-appointed one.
January 9, 2020 – AP
One of the first defendants to go to prison for her part in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal has been released early after serving less than half of her three-year sentence.
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
Centuries of fighting over racial justice, federalism, and taxation has left us a tangled web of K-12 governance. It’s time to start untangling.
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
Local journalism and education are cornerstones of a functioning democracy. What happens when one crumbles?
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
Sparked by a social media post and her own growing political awareness, a 10th grader at Erwin High, organized an in-school protest against the dress code of Buncombe County Schools, which permits the Confederate battle flag.
December 28, 2019 – AP
One of the largest school districts in the United States has announced that it will allow students one excused absence per school year to participate civic activities such as protests.
December 27, 2019 – AP
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
School districts and states invest millions of dollars in preparing and hiring new principals each year. New research out of Texas could help districts get better at understanding why principals leave and help alleviate the school leadership churn.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Education advocates in Oklahoma are fighting to keep four-day school weeks as the state school board proposes new restrictions that could threaten the shortened schedules.
December 19, 2019 – AP

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