Fakhra Shah knows first-hand what it’s like to be on the receiving end of anti-Muslim slurs and stereotyping. Growing up Muslim in the Bay Area, she’s experienced them her whole life. As a social studies teacher at Mission High School in San Francisco, one of Shah’s primary goals is to prevent bullying by teaching respect … Continued
Issue School Safety
Ninety percent of educators nationwide report that school climate has been negatively affected since the presidential election.
The presidential election set off a firestorm of anxiety in schools, and in response districts are being increasingly vocal about protecting the rights of students.
“We’d be much further ahead in doing what’s best for our students, particularly students of color, if we could separate the notion that school safety and school policing are one and the same.”
Obama’s message to “young people, our students: they are not defined by this crisis.”
New studies find disturbing levels of lead in drinking water in schools nationwide.
“The stories they come to school with are heartbreaking.”
The video of a school resource officer’s violent takedown of a 16-year-old girl has ignited new concern around school discipline policies that criminalize nonviolent behavior, particularly the conduct of students of color.
With Memorial Day over, now is an opportune time for school professionals to think about providing support to children who have lost a parent, sibling or other close family member serving in the military.
This week we feature the class size ballot measure in WA, a new school safety initiative in MI, a charter/public school comparison website in OH and video from MT’s educator listening tour.