Tag: High School

Caitlyn Jenner

California Gubernatorial Candidate Caitlyn Jenner Under Intense Fire for Anti-Trans Comments Attacking Her Own Community

In a twist that’s appropriate for a long-running star of reality TV, transgender activist and Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Caitlyn Jenner is being sharply criticized both on social media and in the press for a comment she made attacking trans athletes — a group that she is perhaps ironically the…

Abraham Lincoln High School

San Francisco School Board Forced to Abandon Controversial Plan to Rename Schools Honoring Historic Figures

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education drew nationwide attention earlier this year over its announcement to change the name of 44 schools “named after figures with disputed historical relevance.” And now, following widespread public condemnation and a vote of members, the board has decided it will no…

diverse students in school

Judges Approve Diversity Efforts in Two High Profile School Lawsuits

In a dual win for advocates of diversity in education, judges in Virginia and Connecticut have issued rulings supporting admissions standards that bolster diverse enrollment for both high school and college-aged students. In the first case, Pete Williams from NBC News has reported that the Justice Department has granted “voluntary…

Marlon Anderson, n-word

Community Rallying Behind Black High School Security Guard Marlon Anderson, Who Was Fired After Telling Student to Not Call Him the N-word

Marlon Anderson was a security guard at West High School in the Madison School District in Wisconsin for 11 years. But he was abruptly fired after a Black student called him the N-word multiple times — and Anderson told him not to, while also using the word. “Every type of…

Fruitport

Fruitport High School Renovated for the Future: Mass Shooters

Fruitport High School in Michigan is being considered a sign of the future. It is undergoing a $48 millionconstruction project that will add curved hallways to reduce a gunman’s bullet range, jutting barriers to provide cover and egress and spaced classrooms that can lock on demand and hide students in…