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Racial Diversity Receives Boost With Court Approval

Racial Diversity Receives Boost With Court Approval

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions as a way of promoting diversity on campus, the latest in an ongoing case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court last year only to be sent back [...]
Chicago Parents Stand Up for Loved Ones – Their KidsFamilies in Chicago’s public schools have experienced trying times recently. Last year, about 13,000 students were displaced after school officials closed nearly 50 campuses and cut tens of millions of dollars in the face of a budget deficit. Last month, officials announced that the jobs of more than 1,100 employees of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) [...]
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A Reflection – on Better U.S. High School Graduation RatesLike high schools across the state and nation this summer, North Texas campuses have finished graduation season. As a former school board member in one of those districts, I can say there was no more meaningful experience than handing out diplomas to bright-eyed students as they crossed the stage. It is, after all, the moment [...]
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Arkansas Parent: Rural Schools Give Life to CommunitiesOn April 10, busloads of students, parents, educators and patrons wearing their yellow-and-black Road Runner insignia made the 120-mile trip to the Arkansas state Capitol to listen as the Arkansas Board of Education voted to close the doors of their school. They silenced possibly forever, formal education taking place in another rural Arkansas community. The [...]
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Questions Brew but Starbucks to Offer College PlanNEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers. The coffee chain is partnering with Arizona State University to make an online undergraduate degree available at a steep discount to any of [...]
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What’s Next? Issues After Court Ruling on Calif. Tenure LossSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a two-month trial and another two months of deliberating, a California judge on Tuesday found that a handful of laws governing the hiring and firing of the state’s teachers are unconstitutional because they deprive children of a quality education. It was the first time in U.S. history a court has [...]
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Illinois Passes Bill Making Student Discipline Data Public  Students in Illinois who oppose what they say is overuse of “exclusionary” discipline in public schools won a major victory in late May with the passage of a bill that makes the data available to the public and requires districts that have a high use of such action to file improvement plans. Supporters, including [...]
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Healthy Food for Students? Good Idea. A Political One, Too.WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is “unacceptable.” The rules set by Congress and the administration over the last several years require more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the lunch [...]
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Complaint: School Closures in 3 Cities are ‘Discriminatory’Three major U.S. cities – Chicago, New Orleans and Newark – have implemented school closure and privatization policies that unfairly and disproportionately affect African-American and Latino neighborhoods, a coalition of education groups and a civil rights organization contend. Journey for Justice Alliance and the Advancement Project invoked Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in [...]
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School Segregation is Back – 60 Years After Brown v. BoardWASHINGTON (AP) — Segregation is making a comeback in U.S. schools. Progress toward integrated classrooms has largely been rolled back since the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision 60 years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. Blacks are now seeing more [...]
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