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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
A flurry of schools have recently put in place restrictions or bans on student cellphones, a pivot away from the more open policies instituted in previous years.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Atlanta's school board won't renew the contract of the superintendent who was hired to lead the district in the aftermath of a cheating scandal in which 11 former educators were convicted.
September 9, 2019 – AP
A Southern California school district investigation says four 1st grade teachers photographed with a noose said they used it to make end-of-year jokes and were unaware of its association with racial hatred toward African Americans.
September 9, 2019 – AP
Annual school visits by Spanish conquistador re-enactors in Santa Fe are being limited under new rules amid criticism their visits whitewashed the violent history of the Spanish conquest of Native Americans in New Mexico.
September 6, 2019 – AP
Prodded by new state laws, a growing number of schools are using threat assessment techniques drawn from law enforcement to sift out a serious threat from one that might be better handled through counseling or mediation, or other means.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week
Cyberattacks are on the rise among schools nationwide, and six Alabama districts have been hit in the past two months.
August 29, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
The children exposed to high levels of lead-laced drinking water from Michigan's Flint River are entering schools now and the school system is straining to meet their special education needs.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
With reports of dozens of cases of teens and young adults hospitalized with breathing problems and lung damage in recent weeks, potentially linked to vaping, school leaders across the country are starting the new academic year even more anxious about what they see as an "epidemic" among students.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
It took years to recover from the last big economic downturn. What’s changed since then—and what can schools expect if and when tough times come again?
August 28, 2019 – Education Week

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