Schools & Youth

U.S. officials say they will meet deadline to reunify immigrant children with parents.

Immigrant Family Reunification By The Numbers

A look at where the United States government is in the process of reuniting thousands of immigrant children with their parents.

ACLU claims immigrant parents were misled into waiving rights to reunification with their children.

ACLU: Immigrant Parents Coerced Into Waiving Reunification Rights

A court filing by the civil rights group calls for temporary deportation stay for immigrant parents, as deadline looms to reunify families separated at border.

Report details deplorable conditions at child detention centers

'Terrorized': Report Details Conditions at Child Detention Centers

A report filed in federal court details hunger, dehydration and forced sleeplessness at child detention centers in the Southwest.

HHS submits news plan to reunite 2,500 children with their parents.

Feds Submit New Plan to Reunite Immigrant Families

The plan comes after a judge berates immigration officials for delaying reunification of some 2,500 children with their parents.

Beyoncé sits in yellow sweatshirt and blue jean shorts and blue and pink and white boots on grey riser in front of women in yellow and white outfits and grey wall

ICYMI: Beyoncé and Balmain Release Line to Support HBCUs

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the collaboration will go to the United Negro College Fund. 

profile of a boy inside a vehicle cage

READ: Immigrant Children Sent to Juvenile Detention Centers, Psychiatric Facilities

In a lawsuit filed against the federal government, immigrant youth say they are fighting violent and abusive conditions in juvenile detention centers and psychiatric facilities.

Brown people protest outside. One sign reads, "Familes belong together."

Government to Miss Deadline to Reunite Immigrant Families

Lee Gelernt of the ACLU: “These kids have already suffered so much because of this policy, and every extra day apart just adds to that pain.”

Brown child sits on ground coloring while wearing dark jeans, tan shoes and shirt in various shades of blue.

Government to Test DNA of Nearly 3,000 Detained Migrant Children

The move comes on the heels of a federal court ruling that the Trump administration must end its practice of separating families and reunite children with their parents.

Jaisaan Lovett. Young Black boy smiles while standing behind podium wearing navy graduation cap and gown with yellow sash

ICYMI: Black Valedictorian Denied Graduation Spotlight Gives Speech Anyway

Jaisaan Lovett is his school’s first Black valedictorian—but officials refused to let him speak at his graduation. So Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren gave him a bigger platform.

Brown people protest outside. One board cardboard sign reads, "I believe in affirmative action."

Trump Administration Reverses Education Affirmative Action Policy

“This is a wholly political attack.”

 A grid of summer books with titles like "sick," "if they come for us," "we built the wall," "assata taught me," and more

The Must-Read Race and Culture Books of the Summer

From memoirs to poetry to fiction, these titles will deepen your understanding of what’s going on, inspire activism and even entertain the kids.

Judge orders Trump administration to end family separations at border and reunite separated families.

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Halt Family Separations, Reunite Families

Federal judge says government was not prepared to accommodate separated children, calls for families to be reunited within 30 days.

Illustrated book cover depicting White children and adults in brown wagon in front of blue sky on green grass; sepia image of White woman in dark dress

Library Group Removes 'Little House' Author's Name From Award For Racist Themes

The Association for Library Service to Children renamed the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in response to long-standing complaints about her books’ treatment of Indigenous and Black people.

How You Can Support Detained Immigrant Families

From volunteering to organizing to donating, here are actionable steps you can take to support immigrants and asylum-seekers being prosecuted and detained by the United States government.

Brown young woman with two French braids wearing a maroon shirt holds a neon green sign that reads "Free the children."

Why Trump's Move to 'Address' Border Separations Isn't a Victory [OPINION]

“For Trump to claim he is saddened by the family separation policy he created and to offer family detention as a benevolent act reeks of cynicism and hypocrisy.”

Donald Trump. White man sits at a table.

Trump on Stopping Border Separations: 'I'll Be Signing Something In a Little While'

President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to sign an executive action that reverses his own directive to separate immigrant children from their families.

Brown woman wearing a teal shirt holds child wearing pink shirt. They are surrounded by men in uniforms.

Babies, Preschoolers Held in 'Tender Age' Detention Centers

Amid public outcry over Trump’s family separation practice, doctors describe despondent young children at three Texas detention centers.

Brown protesters—including several children—hold signs and banners, including one that says "Families belong together."

The Trauma of Separating Children From Their Parents

“The harm our government is now causing will take a lifetime to undo.”

Blue pencil case sits atop teal book with white cover, all sitting on a child's desk in a classroom; only the desk is in focus

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.