Feb. 4-8 is Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action.
“Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Out” tells the story of how parents, students, educators and their allies are fighting systemic racism in schools.
Most students want to be engaged in school, but severe disciplinary policies disrupt learning and make them feel undervalued, unwelcome and misunderstood, according to a new study.
Only 8 percent of U.S. high school seniors can identify slavery as the central cause of the Civil War. A new study issues an urgent call on schools to do a better job at teaching the country’s ‘original sin.’
Most of the nation’s largest school districts are actively trying to reduce out-of-school suspensions, but a reversal of Obama-era guidelines could be coming in 2018.
They may be legal, but these searches may be contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline. Restorative justice is the better option for schools.
The results speak for themselves: In-school suspensions at piloted schools dropped by 70 percent. Out-of-school suspensions dropped by 77 percent.
Florida leads all states with highest suspension rate. Despite improvement in some districts, little has changed nationwide.