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06/09/2016 - 11:00pm

Being a black girl in New York schools is hard—the stereotypes and biases we face are painful, and often overlooked.

06/09/2016 - 11:00pm

When an eighth-grader at Beach Park Middle School was caught earlier this year filching a stack of student reward slips — known as Eagle Feathers — and passing them out to about 30 friends, the punishment wasn't a week of lunch detentions as his teacher suggested.

06/09/2016 - 11:00pm

Being a black girl in New York schools is hard—the stereotypes and biases we face are painful, and often overlooked. Too often, they lead to suspensions and arrests of young people like me that take us out of school and push us toward the streets, prison, or worse.

06/08/2016 - 11:00pm

Despite a sharp decline in school suspensions, stubborn inequities remain in how discipline is administered in school.

06/08/2016 - 11:00pm

Our nation’s education system is based on the notion that students are in school every day. That comforting assumption was shattered this week when the Education Department released the first national accounting of chronic student absenteeism.

06/08/2016 - 11:00pm

Come on, they aren’t tanks, they’re armored rescue vehicles. And the, uh, grenade launchers would only be used to launch teargas canisters. When necessary. And the M-16s? Standard police issue.

06/07/2016 - 11:00pm

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights regularly surveys each of America’s public school districts to assess factors that impact equity and opportunity for students. Yesterday (June 7), the agency released the results of the 2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection. 

06/06/2016 - 11:00pm

High school counselors are charged with helping students work through academic or emotional problems. They might be the first line of defense if a student is struggling with depression, anxiety, abuse or other trauma—all factors that might lead to or exacerbate problematic use of drugs.

06/06/2016 - 11:00pm

The U.S. Education Department on Tuesday released a trove of data drawn from surveys of nearly every single one of the nation’s 95,000 public schools. This latest installment of the Civil Rights Data Collection, from the 2013-2014 school year, offers a sobering look at the wide disparities in experience and opportunity that divide the nation’s 50 million students.

06/06/2016 - 11:00pm

In America, the most rigorous classes, experienced teachers and moderate discipline practices tend to be reserved for white students, according to new survey results from the U.S. Department of Education.