Tag: Schools

Breathe March in Globe Park, New York, USA - 12 Sep 2020

Cities under attack from the Justice Department; Louisville bracing for the Breonna Taylor murder charge; Twitter reveals its racist side; and More

Justice department attacks three U.S. cities, declaring them anarchist zones — despite most of the protests that took place in each city being peaceful marches in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In a move designed to pull federal funding from New York City, Seattle and Portland, OR, the…

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

With many Republican lawmakers and the White House still unable to accept the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, the ongoing debate may have a direct effect on millions of vulnerable students who are impacted by severe symptoms due to their disabilities. As the future of healthcare…

'The Trump Effect': The Election's Negative Impact on Students

The presidential election has had a significantly negative effect on students across the new country, many educators believe, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). More than 10,000 school workers, including teachers, administrators and even counselors responded to the survey. According to the SPLC, the…

Republicans Freak Out Over Transgender Guidance

Before the ink was dry on a directive by the Obama administration sent Friday instructing public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, political and religious leaders across the country were calling on everything from defying the directive to violently confronting LGBT supporters….

Study: Bullying of Gay Kids Starts Early and Often

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock Long before children identify as being gay, lesbian or bisexual, they receive an elevated level of bullying in comparison to their peers, according to a longitudinal study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In a climate where legislators and extremist activists have…

Black Girls Face Unequal Punishment in Schools

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Kenji Roberts and Sakinah White are raising girls who are both good students. They are getting good grades and are very involved in extracurricular activities, like cheerleading. But for each, an indelible mark has been left, scars of school discipline systems that treat them…

Back to School and Most Students Aren't White

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock For the first time, non-Hispanic whites will make up less than 50 percent of this year’s U.S. public-school students. The National Center for Education Statistics projects that Latinos, Blacks, Asians and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and biracial students will, when added together, represent 50.2…

Where Are Schools Most Segregated

By Chris Hoenig The South is no longer the hub of school segregation, according to new research. In fact, it’s actually home to the least segregated schools. With the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling approaching, UCLA’s Civil Rights Project has released “Brown at 60:…