Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, high school students nationwide have organized and participated in protests against police brutality and racism. Education Week Video spoke with 16 high school students from across the country who are engaging with their communities.
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February 20, 2019
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December 18, 2018
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December 03, 2018
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November 12, 2018
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April 26, 2018
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