Schools & Youth

Protestors surround woman holding sign that reads families belong together in protest of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy immigration and refugee policies in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 2018.

Migrant Families Still Being Separated at the Border

Border agents say they have “no obligation” to report new cases of family separation because they didn’t take place under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

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New Report Shows Fear of Deportation is Keeping Children Out of School

The UNESCO study urges schools to create safe spaces for all students.

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Wabanaki Seek Healing and Justice in 'Dawnland'

A new documentary follows the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it explores the legacy of forced child relocation policies.

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Illustrated Guide Offers Resources for LGBTQ Muslim Youth

The Muslim Youth Leadership Council at Advocates for Youth developed “I’m Muslim and I Might Not Be Straight” for LGBTQ peers who don’t see themselves reflected in the broader LGBTQ community. 

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New Report Shows Prison Can Block Access to Education for Life

Data sheds light on the educational mobility of formerly incarcerated people.

Marcus Scribner, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. Black teenage boy in black pants and blue jean jacket and white shirt stands next to Black woman in red superhero outfit with silver rings next to Black man in black tunic with silver embroidery

On The Fright—and Delight—Of Halloween

Because nothing is more terrifying than racial injustice—and nothing is more adorable than kids whose costumes show us who they really are.

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WATCH: Hasan Minhaj Denounces Asian Americans Fighting Affirmative Action

The comedian breaks down the importance of affirmative action in higher education—and how a group of Asian Americans is using anti-Black rhetoric in an attempt to dismantle it.

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READ: Eve Ewing's Work Examines Black Chicago's 'Ghosts' and Heroes

The scholar and author discusses her new book, “Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side,” and the Riri Williams comic series for Marvel.

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Smithsonian APA Center's New Education Platform Promotes 'Learning Together'

The new digital hub offers a one-stop destination for curricula focusing on Asian-American and Pacific Islander culture and history. 

Jesse Jackson Leads National March In Flint To End Water Crisis

State and Federal Government Still Resisting Efforts to Save Flint

Government employees allege that higher ups do not want to prevent another water crisis.

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Author Q&A: How Hard History and Healthy Friendships Will Save Us All

In “Zora and Me: Cursed Ground,” author T.R. Simon holds a mirror up to young Black people so that they can bear witness to their own courage, strength and magic.

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Colin Kaepernick and Bryan Stevenson Honored With Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Medal

The award celebrates contributions to Black culture across various fields.

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Colson Whitehead's Next Novel Explores Abuse of Black Boys at Reform School

“The Nickel Boys” will draw on the true story of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, where many Black students died from ritual abuse.

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Judge Rules Indian Child Welfare Act Unconstitutional

When the law was passed in 1978, about a third of Native children were being forced into foster care and adoption.

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Cynthia Erivo to Play Harriet Tubman in New Biopic

Kasi Lemmons will direct the film, which follows the life and work of the legendary abolitionist.

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REPORT: The Urgent Need to Dismantle School Policing in Communities of Color

A new report from Advancement Project and Alliance for Educational Justice amplifies the voices of students of color who are demanding police-free schools.

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LISTEN: Inside Harvard's Hip Hop Archive and Research Institute

NPR’s “The Keepers” series launches with an interview with Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, 9th Wonder and others who are making a home for hip hop history and scholarship.

Trump Administration Proposes Longer Detention for Migrant Children

Trump Administration Proposes Longer Detention for Migrant Children

A newly proposed rule would circumvent a long-established agreement that limits child detention to 20 days.

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High Lead Levels Force Detroit to Shut Off Water Fountains At All Public Schools

The underfunded district faces millions in plumbing bills to reverse the problem. 

Democrats call on Trump administration to reunite 500 children who remain separated from their parents

Democrats Demand Reunification Plan for 500 Separated Children

More than 40 days after the deadline to reunify thousands of immigrant families, hundreds of children still remain separated from their parents.