In the News

06/25/2016 - 12:00am

Mayor Ed Murray was firing off facts about Seattle’s divided education system, with no idea that he was standing below an area of Garfield High that students call the “black balcony.” Or that the school’s “white hallway” stretched one floor above.

06/24/2016 - 12:00am

There is a bipartisan movement underway on Capitol Hill to reform the U.S. criminal-justice system. The Coalition for Public Safety, comprising groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Koch Industries and the NAACP, is fighting for a system with no mandatory minimum sentences, reduced sentences for nonviolent drug offenses and adequate counsel regardless of income.

06/23/2016 - 12:00am

In the face of disproportionately high suspension and expulsion rates for students of color, many schools are looking at ways to keep misbehaving students in the classroom and on track for academic success.

06/22/2016 - 12:00am

The LA Unified school board on Tuesday unanimously approved a $7.6 billion balanced budget for 2016-17, with some of the most passionate objections devoted to the 14 percent increase for school police.

06/20/2016 - 12:00am

 Graduation season is still in the air, a time for tears of joy and sighs of relief—for those who make it that far.

06/20/2016 - 12:00am

Something's wrong in America's classrooms.

06/19/2016 - 12:00am

The annual Juneteenth celebration, which commemorates the end of slavery, should become a venue for uncomfortable community conversations about race and social justice, a local champion of diversity says.

06/18/2016 - 12:00am

With increased public awareness of the racial disparities in the criminal justice system, policing and mass incarceration, more attention is paid to a school-to-prison pipeline.

06/17/2016 - 12:00am

Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Garballey (D-Arlington) announced that the House version of the restorative justice legislation they filed received a favorable report from the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. 

06/12/2016 - 12:00am

Preschoolers suspended from school?