Schools & Youth

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Separate, Unequal: 700+ Public Charter Schools Are Whiter Than Their Districts

From priority attendance zones to expensive uniforms to no-busing policies, a new report says that many charter schools are creating highly segregated, richly resourced schools.

Protests surge against Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from parents.

Outrage Surges Over Trump's Family Separation Practice

Critics assail “un-American” immigration policy, as House Republicans mull two measures that would dump billions into a southern border wall.

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Teachers Fight To Keep Pre-Colonial World History In AP Course

“You cannot tell my Black and Brown students that their history is not going to be tested and then assume that isn’t going to matter.”

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LISTEN: Jeff Sessions Defends Separation of Families at the Border

In a lengthy radio interview, Attorney General Jeff Sessions insists children are being treated properly and that unaccompanied minors have no moral right to legal representation.

United Nations calls on United States to end practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.N. Calls on U.S. to Halt Family Separation at Mexico Border

The United Nations says children fleeing Central American violence warrant international protection.

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West Virginia State University Honors Katherine Johnson With Statue, Scholarship

The mathemetician’s alma mater plans to endow the scholarship with $100,000 to support students seeking degrees in STEM.

DHS to require that sponsors claiming custody of immigrant minors be fingerprinted.

Trump Administration to Fingerprint People Who Sponsor Immigrant Children

The announcement comes as federal officials admit they lost track of 1,475 children. Immigration advocates say fingerprint protocol will discourage parents from claiming children.

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White House Doubles Down on Trump's 'Animal' Remarks

“Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals.”

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Trump Administration Preparing to Hold Migrant Children at Military Bases

The plan would form part of a “zero tolerance” approach to border crossings, which is denounced by immigration advocates as emblematic of totalitarian regimes.

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We're Sharing the Work of the Late Student Journalist Bre'Aira Johnson Because She Can't

The Morgan State University junior made a video for her digital journalism class about how media treats Baltimore homicide victims, including her uncle, as statistics. Then she died in a car crash. Here is her final project, “Pain After Murder in ‘Bodymore.’”  

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Meet 'Molly of Denali,' PBS Kids' New Alaska Native Star

The first nationally distributed children’s series with an Alaska Native premieres next summer.

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D.C. Mayor Commits $4,000 to Black Teenage Scientists' NASA-Bound Project After Troll Attack

4chan users tried to sabotage Mikayla Sharrieff, India Skinner and Bria Snell’s entry into a NASA contest for high school students by attacking them with racist and sexist vitriol.

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Here's How to Find Out How Racist Your Kids' School Is

Your step-by-step guide to using the Department of Education’s latest data release to uncover—and address—the racial disparities in your district.

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Youth of Color Demand Racial Justice in Gun Reform During #NationalSchoolWalkout

On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, activists call for gun violence solutions that don’t further the criminalization of Black and Latinx youth.

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Beyoncé Celebrates HBCUs Off-Stage With $100,000 in Scholarships

The inaugural Homecoming Scholars Award Program will support four students at HBCUs throughout the South and Midwest.

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REPORT: Milwaukee School Discipline Guidelines Disproportionately Target Black and Latinx Students

A new study from The Center for Popular Democracy and Leaders Igniting Transformation says the millions the Milwaukee Police Department spends in schools props up the school to prison pipeline.

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Puerto Rico to Close 283 Public Schools, Teachers Condemn Decision

The news comes two weeks after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló signed a bill to implement a charter school and voucher program.

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WATCH: Linda Brown on How She Remade the Nation's Education System

Celebrate the life of the civil rights icon at the center of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

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If You Only Watch One Speech From the #MarchForOurLives, Make It This One

Naomi Wadler reminds us all to #SayHerName.

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Teen Vogue Cover Spotlights Youth-Led Movement to End Gun Violence

The magazine celebrates the teenagers and young adults of color fighting for gun control in Parkland, Ferguson, Indigenous tribal lands and beyond.