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Alumni Tutoring Effort Strives to Raise Diversity at Elite Public Schools

On a Saturday morning in August, Philip Cleary stood in a white, fluorescent-lit classroom in Washington Heights, facing a dozen sleepy seventh graders he and others are training to pass an entrance exam for the city’s seven specialized high schools.

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Opinion: Illegal Students Deserve an Education Too

After an Alabama judge ruled that students’ immigration statuses must be verified in order to attend school, thousands of Hispanic families have fled from the state. This outrageous law must go.

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Obama Appoints Shakira to Advisory Commission

Colombian singer Shakira knows a thing or two about educating children. At least that's what Obama must be thinking, as the White House has just appointed the "Whenever, Wherever" singer to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, according to a statement released on Wednesday.

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Hispanic Students Absent from Alabama Schools Following Controversial Immigration Law

Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

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Are You a Rock Star?

Rock star status, by my definition, tends to be conferred upon people who are able to reach a large number of people with their work and, as a result, affect change.

Finding New Solutions for ELL Assessments

Current assessments have been criticized because they are said to be unfair for ELL students. Enhanced Assessment Grants are aimed at curbing this academic impasse.

Dividing Arizona

Critics say recent state immigration policies are segregating schools.

Special Report: States of Debate: Seeking Justice in San Francisco

Superintendent Carlos Garcia is an outspoken leader for students of all colors and capabilities.

New Study Shows Racially Segregated Schools Not Equal

A new study reports poor performance of minority students, regardless of race or ethnicity, in schools that have mostly minority students since NCLB implementation.

Improving Graduation Rates with an Innovative Rewards Program

Sunnyside (Ariz.) Unified School District Superintendent Manuel L. Isquierdo motivates students through technology.