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August 25, 2020

How a STEM Program Helps Students of Color See Themselves in Science

Small groups of Portland youngsters gathered in gardens, played with plant-based dyes, and cooked up vegan meals as part of Camp ELSO's mission to foster STEM learning for students of color.

June 11, 2020

'The World Is Watching Us': High School Students Reflect on Police Brutality Protests

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.

June 08, 2020

'It's All We Can Talk About': High Schoolers React to Protests Over Police Violence

The massive nationwide protests against police violence and racial inequality mark a historical moment that is coming on the cusp of adulthood for many teenagers belonging to a generation that has been flexing its activism over climate change and gun control.

March 04, 2019

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show

An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."

February 20, 2019

Barack Obama Discusses Obstacles Facing Young Men of Color

At an event in Oakland, Calif., the former president discussed issues of masculinity, self-worth, pop culture, and what it means to be a man of color in today's world.

December 18, 2018

Here's What the End of Obama-Era Discipline Guidance Means for Schools

The Trump administration has repealed Obama-era guidance on race and school discipline. Here's a breakdown of how it will affect schools.

December 03, 2018

Students' Song About KKK Raises Cautions for Teachers

A viral video of Dover, N.H., high school students singing a song about the Ku Klux Klan to the tune of "Jingle Bells" is causing outrage.

November 29, 2018

Lawsuit Challenges Florida's Post-Parkland Plan to Arm Some School Employees

A Florida district's decision to put armed "school safety assistants" in its elementary schools puts the safety and well-being of its students at risk and oversteps existing state law, says a lawsuit, which could topple school security plans throughout the state.

November 26, 2018

District's Response to Photo of Apparent Nazi Salute Raises Questions About Free Speech, Discipline

A Wisconsin district won't discipline students who appeared to do a Nazi salute in a viral photo. Can schools discipline students for off-campus speech?

November 12, 2018

After Photo of Students in Apparent Nazi Salute Goes Viral, District Pledges Investigation

A photo of students raising a Nazi salute spread quickly online Monday, sparking outrage from educators and even provoking a response from the Auschwitz Memorial.

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