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05/19/2016 - 12:00am

A kindergarten student was suspended for bringing a toy bubble-blowing gun to a school in the Denver suburbs on Monday.

05/19/2016 - 12:00am

Everyone knows that Baltimore's homicide rate skyrocketed in 2015. Gang rivalries, territorial drug disputes between dealers, fallout after Freddie Gray, poverty, poor education, distrust of the police force, increased supply of guns on the street — these are just some of the reasons given for the dramatic upsurge in killings. But little has been offered in the way of solutions.

05/19/2016 - 12:00am

The moment she stepped off the school bus on Wednesday, Jesola Pierre said, a teacher was pointing at her and a friend. “These two,” the teacher said, Pierre recalled in an interview with a Florida news station.

05/18/2016 - 12:00am

Reducing out-of-school suspensions as been the goal of Chicago Public Schools for the past couple of years, and administrators say they have a program in place that is solving the problem.

05/17/2016 - 12:00am

Boston Public School students walked out of class Tuesday and marched to City Hall to protest proposed cuts for the second time this year.

05/17/2016 - 12:00am

Poor, black and Hispanic children are becoming increasingly isolated from their white, affluent peers in the nation’s public schools, according to new federal data showing that the number of high-poverty schools serving primarily black and brown students more than doubled between 2001 and 2014.

05/15/2016 - 12:00am

To a teacher, the scene looks like this: A student puts his head down on a desk, ignoring her requests to pay attention. The child is defiant. 

05/14/2016 - 12:00am

Metropolitan Congregations United is calling for police, school and juvenile court reform in St. Louis to reduce the disproportionate number of black children suspended from school and placed in juvenile detention.

05/13/2016 - 12:00am

At the beginning of this school year, Ahmed Mohamed, a freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, brought a makeshift clock to school to impress his teachers—and ended up in handcuffs.

05/12/2016 - 12:00am

A little bit of empathy can go a long way.