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A Q & A With Federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan was in South Florida Thursday to attend the national Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale. He chatted with StateImpact Florida about school discipline, testing requirements and how Congress is rewriting the federal No Child Left Behind education law. Q: We are currently in the midst of a national conversation about […]

Essay: How To Teach Brown V. Board To A Class Of All Black Students

Editor’s note: As schools around the country celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday holiday, we’re reposting this essay from former South Florida teacher Jeremy Glazer about race in education. Here’s a question: How do you teach a class of all black students in an all black school that Brown v. Board of Education ended […]

Miami-Dade Community Groups Say School District Contracts Aren’t Fair

The Urban League of Miami and the local NAACP want the Miami-Dade school district to stop work on a $1.2 billion bond project to renovate schools and upgrade their technology. The groups believe black-owned businesses aren’t getting a fair chance at school construction projects. It was a district review of contracts — a legal requirement […]

Jacksonville Man Starts Online Campaign To Rename Forrest High School

More than 72,000 people have signed an online petition to change the name of a Jacksonville high school named after a Civil War general and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, according to the Florida Times-Union. Duval County schools superintendent Nikolai Vitti told StateImpact Florida earlier this year that he would support […]

Duval County Leaders Open To Renaming Forrest High School

Duval County schools superintendent Nikolai Vitti, in a recent interview with StateImpact Florida, said he’d support changing the name of a high school honoring Nathan B. Forrest, a Confederate general and an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. “I would support a name change recommendation if brought organically to the board by the community,” […]

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