This July 20 file photo shows the sign for J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Va., named after the slaveholding Confederate general who was mortally wounded in an 1864 battle. With a new school year dawning, education officials around the nation are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools, some of which are now filled with students of color who could be descendants of those whom the South fought to keep in slavery.
This July 20 file photo shows the sign for J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Va., named after the slaveholding Confederate general who was mortally wounded in an 1864 battle. With a new school year dawning, education officials around the nation are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools, some of which are now filled with students of color who could be descendants of those whom the South fought to keep in slavery. Matt Barakat AP
This July 20 file photo shows the sign for J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Va., named after the slaveholding Confederate general who was mortally wounded in an 1864 battle. With a new school year dawning, education officials around the nation are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools, some of which are now filled with students of color who could be descendants of those whom the South fought to keep in slavery. Matt Barakat AP

Officials grapple with issue of Confederate names on public schools

September 04, 2017 06:00 AM

UPDATED September 04, 2017 06:00 AM

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