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A student's parents are suing Texas school administrators for coloring in a hair design on the black student's head.
August 19, 2019 – AP
Powderhouse Studios was supposed to open this fall after winning a $10 million startup grant from XQ Institute. But after nearly seven years of planning, school committee members unanimously rejected the high school in March.
August 15, 2019 – Education Week
Few districts have done as much as Wake County, N.C., to keep schools racially and socioeconomically diverse, but’s it’s a battle the school board says it has been losing. Can it reverse the trend?
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
After a deadly shooting that killed 22 people, most of them Hispanic, in El Paso, Texas, superintendents in school systems serving many U.S.-born Hispanic and Latino students, as well as immigrant and undocumented youth, are facing deep anxieties about safety and racism.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
The weekend’s mass killings in Ohio and Texas redoubled the national conversation set off by school massacres last year about guns, the roots of violence, and what schools can do.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
A West Virginia official turns up the heat on financial disclosure for the state’s beleaguered schools, and ruffles feathers in the process.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
After of a mandate approved by the State Board of Education, public schools in Florida will have to provide students at least five hours of mental health instruction starting in sixth grade.
July 18, 2019 – Education Week
Three experienced principals offer candid advice and lessons they learned, and discuss how new school leaders can make the most out of their first year on the job.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Last year’s Supreme Court ruling, which led to a slight decrease in membership, was barely mentioned at the annual gathering. The delegates did, however, vote to take more progressive stances on issues such as abortion.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
State Board of Education members weighed in today about a proposal to eliminate their elected positions and replace the board with an appointed commission.
July 10, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

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