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School Desegregation

The Atticus We Don't Want to Know

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Irene Monroe

For those who prefer Scout's hagiographic depiction of her father, then Jean Louise's Atticus you don't want to know. Harper Lee's new portrait of Atticus will undoubtedly reopen discussion about race and Atticus's hero status in "Mockingbird."

Rebecca Klein

African-Americans Who Attended Desegregated Schools Have Better Language Skills Years Later | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices

African-Americans who attended racially diverse schools have better cognitive abilities decades after graduation, according to a new study. The st...

How A Potentially Mortifying Grocery Store Interaction Changed One Child's Life

OWN | Posted 01.08.2015 | OWN

For the first several years of her life, Julia O'Driscoll had never seen, much less interacted with, anyone who wasn't Caucasian like her. It was the ...

What Ferguson Means to Students

Emily Richmond | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

In addition to concerns in Ferguson about lost learning time educators have a more urgent worry: making sure students who typically rely on school meals don't go hungry.

Court Ends Part Of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

AP | KELLY P. KISSEL | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School...

Rebecca Klein

Another Reason Why Segregated Education Is Bad For Young Students | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices

A new study offers more evidence that segregated schooling is bad for students. The study, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, used...

LOOK: The Iconic Photos Taken After The Brown v. Board Of Education Decision

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

The 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka turned one man's fight for his daughter's right to attend school into a crusade f...

Rebecca Klein

School Segregation Across The Country Proves Students Are Still Separate | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Black Voices

While many of the major gains in the South since the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education have been reversed in recent years, a new...

Joy Resmovits

The Nation's Most Segregated Schools Aren't Where You'd Think They'd Be | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The nation's most segregated schools aren't in the deep south -- they're in New York, according to a report released Tuesday by the Univer...

Judges Gives First OK To End Little Rock Schools Desegregation Suit

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a proposed settlement that would bring an end to a decades-long desegre...

New Portrait Honors Clyde Kennard, Forgotten Civil Rights Pioneer

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
The Zinn Education Project

After the terrorist attack on 9-11 and the nation's response, anger and grief overwhelmed artist Robert Shetterly.

Memo to Department of Education: Diverse Classrooms Create a Better America

Philip Tegeler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Philip Tegeler

School integration at the K-12 level, as well as in in higher education, needs to be a national priority -- and needs to be given a central role in the Department of Education's Strategic Plan.

How School Segregation Impacts Long-Term Health, And More Health News This Week

Posted 09.27.2013 | Black Voices

The long view of racial segregation in America paints a relatively gloomy picture of the impact social exclusion has had on black health. A new study ...

50 Years Ago Today, Black Students Desegregate Alabama's Schools

Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

On September 10th, in 1963, twenty black students entered previously all white public schools in Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee Alabama. This day...

Brown V. Board Of Education Plans Thought-Provoking Anniversary

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | Black Voices

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic site will display a black doll used in a series of famous race studies to mark the 5...

Effects Of Desegregation Busing Battles Linger

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 04.07.2013 | Black Voices

BOSTON -- Last fall, Ginnette Powell traveled from her home in Boston's Dorchester section to her old middle school in South Boston – a journey ...

Not Mississippi In 1950, But Study Finds College Segregation Still

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Black Voices

The U.S. population may be growing more diverse, but college campuses are not keeping pace, according to research presented at Friday's annual meeting...

New Evidence In 1970s Civil Rights Case

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 11.30.2012 | Black Voices

Citing new evidence, the NAACP has asked the North Carolina governor to pardon the so-called Wilmington Ten who were convicted of arson and conspiracy...

Students Told They Can't Transfer Out Of Failing School Because They Are White

Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

Rayville Elementary School in Louisiana received a failing grade this year, based on the state's School Performance Scores. Under the state's Public S...

Continuing the Fight Against Segregation

John Trasvina | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
John Trasvina

At a time when our nation needs to maximize the talents and contributions of all individuals throughout our communities, segregation continues to have a direct negative effect on the achievement and employment gaps among different races in America.

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.

Derrick Bell: Changing the Odds for Others

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout his storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well-known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him, even when it cost him his own positions.

How Different Do Schools Look Today 50 Years After Prince Edward County, Virginia?

Christopher Bonastia | Posted 03.12.2012 | Black Voices
Christopher Bonastia

When I tell people about Prince Edward County, Virginia, which closed its public schools for five years rather than desegregate them, the usual reaction is visible disdain but lack of suprise at southern racism. But when they learn of similar struggles here in New York, they are stunned.

Robert Carter, Fighter Against Segregation, Dies

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 03.05.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Robert Carter, a lawyer who was an integral member of the team led by Thurgood Marshall that turned to the courts to battle segregati...

Court To Decide Whether State Will Still Pay $70 Million For School Desegregation

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — More than a half-century after federal troops escorted nine black students into an all-white school, efforts to desegregate ...