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Mrs. Ella J. Rice talks to one of her pupils, all of whom are white, in a 3rd grade classroom of the Draper Elementary School in southeast Washington, D.C., September 13, 1954. This was the first day of non-segregated schools for both teachers and pupils in the District of Columbia public school system. Mrs. Rice was the only black teacher in the school.
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A Justice Department lawsuit alleging that students were sent to segregated and inferior programs is on hold while an appeals court weighs whether the government can file such cases.
September 13, 2017 – Education Week
School systems that identify, discipline, or segregate students with disabilities at a disproportionate rate gird for a requirement that they set aside some federal aid for early-intervention remedies.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's ban on ethnic studies courses was motivated by racial discrimination.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
There are mixed reactions to a report that the Justice Department is recruiting lawyers to investigate and potentially sue colleges and universities over racial preferences.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Supporters of the immigration program to shield immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation suffered a setback after a ruling by a Brownsville federal judge that puts more pressure on President Donald Trump to decide the program's future.
August 18, 2017 – Education Week
Catherine Lhamon, the civil rights chief in Obama's Education Department, says she's worried about how the Trump administration approaches investigations and enforcement in some areas.
July 20, 2017 – Education Week
While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.
July 11, 2017 – Education Week
The justices confronted a number of important K-12 education issues, deciding cases on special education, free exercise of religion, and more.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Political prospects look dreary for the Trump administration’s plan to slash the U.S. Department of Education’s budget by 9.2 percent if the tone of recent hearings is any measure.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
A federal appellate panel upheld an injunction requiring a Wisconsin district to let a student who was born female and now identifies as male use the boys' restroom.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week

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