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Do You Have a Woodlawn in Your Past?

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 10.27.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Gordon Bennett

Woodlawn is based on the true story of Tony Nathan. Nathan was a gifted African American high school football player, who in 1973, was bused, along with other black students in the name of school integration to Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama.

Why We Need Public Boarding Schools

Thomas Fisher | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Thomas Fisher

Affordable housing and school busing can do little to counter a disruptive family life or a dangerous neighborhood. We need an alternative: public boarding schools.

What Can We Learn From School Integration's Successes and Failures?

Sarah Garland | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Sarah Garland

Both the successes and failures of school integration have a lot to teach those seeking to reform the public education system today.

What's It Like to Be a City Bus Driver?

Clara Tsao | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Clara Tsao

"I am the CEO of this bus. I am the authority. And I love driving and being able to help people get to places. And this city uniform I wear, I wear it with pride."

Whither the District: Leaders Must Lead on School Reform

Teach Plus | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Missing from the conversation about education reform has been a larger discussion of district and principal accountability.

Trymaine Lee

The Koch Brothers And The Battle Over Wake County's Schools | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.14.2011 | Black Voices

The stakes in the battle over the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina couldn’t be higher. On one side are the billionaire brothers...

At Ole Miss, Improved Busing Cut Carbon and Costs

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Frank Sesno

Every year, tens of thousands of students shell out to park their cars on campus lots. Now students at Ole Miss are working to reduce cars and carbon on campus. Their solution? Bring on the buses!

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert Ridicules The Dismantling Of Wake County's Successful Schools | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, Stephen Colbert deployed "The Word" to bring his show's unique and wonderful brand of language-brutality upon a recent decision of the Wake County, N.C. school board.

Desegregation Denied? School Board Cuts Integration Bus Routes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In Wake County, N.C. some are accusing the local school board of upholding segregation, elitism and even racism. According to the Washington Post, t...

Congresswoman Diane E. Watson: A Woman of Greatness and Conviction Passes the Baton

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

The 1970s was a time when African American women in public office were few and far between. In that era, one woman emerged on the public stage. She stood out among the few as a leader.

Addressing Transportation Inequity to Keep America Moving

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Transportation inequity leads to the government spending 80 percent of our national transportation budget on highways and only 20 percent on transit. That means massive subsidies for destructive sprawl.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Voting for Obama

Craig Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Barnes

Last Wednesday, I went to the Fair Grounds of Santa Fe to vote. When I sat in that small booth and my pen came to the circle beside the name Barack Obama, an indescribable lump rose in my throat.

Four-Day School Week: High Gas Prices Force Rural School Districts To Shorten School Week

Huffington Post via ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

High gas prices, which continue to rise even as oil prices fall, are forcing rural school districts to switch to a four-day school week in order to cu...