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White House Considers Funding More Police Officers in Public Schools

According to the Washington Post, the White House is considering the prospects of supplying funding for a larger police presence in public schools. Do you think this is a good idea?

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STUDY: Parents Have Greater Impact On Academic Success Than Schools

According to new report, the effort a parent puts in at home – checking homework, encouraging strong academic performances from their children, etc. – is ultimately more important than the quality of their child’s school.

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard STEPS DOWN

After only 17 months on the job, Jean-Claude Brizard has agreed to step down as CEO of Chicago Public Schools. He will be replaced by Barbara Byrd-Bennett. She will be the 6th CEO of Chicago Public Schools since former Mayor Daley changed the school structure with his takeover in 1995.

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REPORT: More African American Parents Turning to Homeschooling

According to The National Home Education Research Institute, more African American parents are choosing to homeschool their children. Is this the antidote to the public school crisis? Can homeschooling positively impact black youth?

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Detroit Students Suspended For WalkOut Start Their Own ‘Freedom School’

Over 100 students at Detroit’s Western International High School have been suspended from school after staging a walkout in protest of what they feel has been a poor educational experience. In response they’ve started their own school – dubbed a “Freedom School” – to attend instead.

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Chicago Students Protest School Disciplinary Policies That Perpetuate School-To-Prison Pipeline

A coalition of Chicago Public School students protested outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on Tuesday, demanding that the city implement disciplinary policies that don’t send black and Latino students down a path to prison.

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REPORT: Black Students Face Harsher Discipline In Schools

According to a new report from the Department of Education, Black students face harsher discipline in schools, as well as a variety of other serious disparities. Our Education system is ANYTHING BUT EQUAL. Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Black 8th Grader’s Essay Comparing Education System To Slavery Ignites Outrage

A 8th grader’s incendiary essay comparing modern public education to slavery is causing a firestorm of controversy in her upstate New York community. The essay infuriated teachers and administrators at her school, who launched a campaign of harassment against the young lady.

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Why Are There So Few Black Students at NYC’s Specialized High Schools?

The New York Times ran a fascinating article on NYC’s flagship specialized public school Stuyvesant High School, and its dwindling number Black and Latino students. 3,295 students go to Stuyvesant; yet only 40 of them are Black. Should more be done to attract Black and Latino students to schools like Stuyvesant?

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Parent Trigger Laws: Empowering Communities, or Dismantling Public Education?

A parent trigger law “allows parents at a school with consistently dismal test scores to file a petition to restructure their children’s school.” Supporters say these laws empower the school’s surrounding community; detractors say such a program is susceptible to abuse. What do you think?

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