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Fighting Repeal of Diversity

Today the Wake County School Board in Raleigh, NC  will meet.  Today, the school board will further discuss their plans to redistrict the schools, effectively ending a decade-long policy aimed at creating socio-economic diversity in Wake County Schools.  Today, thousands will meet in downtown Raleigh to protest this decision, this decision that has been described [...]

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A Road Map for Education Reform

This week President Barack Obama and Colin Powell announced a new education initiative with America’s Promise Alliance called Grad Nation. Grad Nation is a 10 year campaign that is dedicated to getting 90% of today’s 4th graders to graduate on time. The majority of this educational reform effort is going to be spent on approximately [...]

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