Integration Nation

Timely stories from across the nation about integration in America's schools

The Resegregation of Jefferson County: What one Alabama town’s attempt to secede from its school district tells us about the fragile progress of racial integration in America

September 6, 2017

By Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times
“It’s something we Americans like to call coming full circle. But a circle returns to its beginning, and so, as is almost always the case when it comes to race in America, the victories would not be complete, nor would they be permanent. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to schools.”

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The New Champions of School Integration

April 6, 2017
by Richard D. Kahlenberg, The Atlantic
The Department of Education killed a federal program supporting diversity efforts, but the fight to desegregate the nation’s classroom is far from over.