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Richard Carranza

STUDENT VOICES: NYC’s schools chief Richard Carranza promised us he’ll keep pushing for racial integration

Richard Carranza says he’ll resist criticism and fight for more integrated schools, including changing the admissions process for specialized high schools: “People are making lots of money on the backs of our students, our immigrant students, our poor families.”

Parents give their children goodbye kisses after bringing them to school in Los Angeles.

When acceptable attire depends on the color of your skin

Parental dress codes are a thing in some educational institutions

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist visits a first-grade class at Penn Elementary School.

Switching sides in the teacher wars

In Rhode Island, Deborah Gist was an education reformer pushing school accountability. Then she came to Oklahoma, where the biggest challenge is getting schools the basics.

The capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi.

Online prekindergarten access and funds for school counselors among bills proposed in Mississippi this year

Lawmakers tackle dozens of topics in this year’s proposed bills

The Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson Public Schools entered into an agreement with a private foundation, the City of Jackson, and the Governor’s office to improve its schools.

What have Mississippi legislators proposed for education in the first few days of the legislative session?

Teacher qualification exemptions and state funding for school safety already proposed

Students are supposed to read The Scarlet Letter, not wear it

Shaming students is keeping schools from teaching them

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Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town

As the federal government releases districts from desegregation orders, will their commitment to equity continue?

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

Students who feel disconnected from their community are more likely to lash out

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