Education

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The long-running Sheff vs. O’Neill school desegregation case heads back to court this week. 

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Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and other elected officials joined East Hartford students, parents and teachers on Tuesday to rally in support of their public high school. The rally follows unflattering remarks about the school by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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According to a study from the Institute of Labor Economics, students of color are less likely to drop out of high school and more likely to pursue college if they have at least one minority teacher. 

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Public schools in Southampton, Long Island, will incorporate Shinnecock Indian Nation culture into their curriculum next fall.

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Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the U.S. secretary of education earlier this week, despite massive opposition from public school educators. The reaction to the appointment has been mixed in New York State.

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