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September 30, 2014

Communities Sign On to 'My Brother's Keeper' Efforts

About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.

September 15, 2014

School Police Get Military Weapons, Vehicles, Equipment From Federal Agency

The surplus military equipment was provided through a Department of Defense program, which has been criticized following local response to protests in Ferguson, Mo.

August 21, 2014

Schools in Ferguson, Mo., Suspend Black Students at Higher Rates Than Their Peers

Disparities in school discipline and disparities in arrest rates are linked, civil rights advocates say.

August 18, 2014

Shooting Protests Continue to Affect Schools in St. Louis Area

As unrest continues in the St. Louis suburb, three of four public school districts in the area, citing concern for students' and families' safety, decided to keep their doors closed to students on Monday.

August 13, 2014

Missouri District Delays First Day of School in the Wake of Shooting, Protests

Updated: Schools in Ferguson, Mo., have delayed the first day of school as the community continues to grapple with a police shooting of an unarmed teen there.

August 11, 2014

Riots, School Cancellations, Conversations About Race Follow Police Shooting of Teen

The Jennings school district cancelled school Monday after a night of looting and riots in the area, sparked by a police shooting of an unarmed African-American teen.

July 21, 2014

Districts Sign On to 'My Brother's Keeper,' Obama to Announce

Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.

July 11, 2014

The Case for Including Girls in 'My Brother's Keeper'

Many believe that girls of color face the same challenges as their male peers and that it makes little sense to exclude them from the White House initiative.

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