Report: Miss. District Floats Desegregation Plan That Would Close Black Schools – District Dossier – Education Week

The Cleveland, Miss., school district was ordered in May to integrate its middle and high schools after a U.S. District Court judge found that the district had essentially maintained a segregated school system. But the district’s proposal to comply with the order would result in the closure of historically black…

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Chicago Mayor Pledges $36 Million to Mentor Youths in Effort to Curb Violence – District Dossier – Education Week

In an address focused on curbing the gun violence that has plagued Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged $36 million in city and philanthropic funds to expand mentoring programs to 7,200 boys and male youths. He also plans to expand a similar program for women and opportunities for unemployed and out-of-school…

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