“There was fire and a little edge in the room that made the discussion come alive. If we don’t understand our students, we’re derelict in our duties.”
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School finance laws are under fire in Kansas, New Jersey, and Mississippi—where state leaders have shared a common tactic.
“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.”
Educators across the nation are reporting that the inflammatory rhetoric from Donald Trump has led to an increase in student bullying and anxiety.
Concerned educators say Donald Trump’s hateful speech, and the wave of bullying it has inspired, has left some students confused, fearful, and distracted from learning.
“You walk the streets at night and something might happen, but you’ll probably be ok. If you drink the water, you know that’ll mess you up forever.”
Food service professionals visit Washington, D.C. to advocate for more training to help those students who don’t have enough to eat.
Sometimes it’s students who make lasting change in their schools through activism.
New studies find disturbing levels of lead in drinking water in schools nationwide.
As a young teacher in an all-Black segregated school in NC, when Willa Johnson taught her students how to register to vote she was summoned to the principal’s office and summarily fired.