Tag: Students

Forging resilience in Georgia’s schools

Originally Published by Kaiser Permanente Teachers and principals across the country are increasingly aware of the importance of addressing their students’ mental health and wellness, but it’s far less common for them to focus on their own mental and emotional well-being and that of their colleagues. John Madden Jr., principal…

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Orthodox Jews in Champaign-Urbana Illinois Construct Eruv With Help of Mayor, Volunteers and Ameren

The small but active Orthodox Jewish community of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., had a problem: The area did not have the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the observant religious community during its celebration of Shabbat. Many Orthodox families were not sending their children to the local University of Illinois, and those Orthodox Jewish…

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Boston Cop on Leave After Allegations of Racially Harassing Roxbury Prep High School Students At Local McDonald’s

Joseph Lynch, a 16-year veteran with the Boston Police Department, has been placed on administrative leave following the department’s internal affairs’ investigation into allegations he directed racial slurs toward Black and Latino students from Roxbury Prep High School at a local McDonald’s. According to the New York Post, Lynch’s assignment…

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Black, Female Harvard Students Say School Did Not Protect Them After Racist, Sexist Threats

Four first-year Harvard Law School students say that the school hasn’t taken seriously “racist taunts about affirmative action and intelligence” and “body-shaming” language, including personal insults, sent to them by another student. The messages were sent from an anonymous person, though the students told Buzzfeed News they think they know…

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Georgetown Students Vote Yes to Pay Reparations

The future of the United States recognizes policy as the way to combat racism. While many of the country’s institutions still benefit from the work of enslaved men and women and uphold the policies that continue to create wealth, health, education, and housing deficits for Blacks, Georgetown University students voted,…

Texas Cut Funding for 350,000 Special Ed Students, Most are Black and Latino, Think Thats a Coincidence

As the school year begins in Texas, it’s estimated that 350,000 students, mostly Latino and Black, with disabilities will go without the support necessary for a proper education. It’s not surprising, as in March, Public School Finance Commissioner Chair and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister asked if the…

Toyota: Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

Schools in the greater San Antonio area will soon have additional resources to help prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science….