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High school powder puff team poses for team photo, play game in blackface

  A Missouri powder-puff football team is in trouble after  photos of members in blackface went viral. Apparently, Sullivan High’s girls’ squad also played the game in the offensive makeup. 

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Black students walk out over school official’s racist tweet

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Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia walked out of class in protest of a school official’s tweet that referred to black men as a “nightmare” for white fathers. The post was made in June, but students of color only recently noticed it. 

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Suicide bomber kills 45 in Nigeria

Dozens of people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a northern Nigeria school. The bomber was disguised in a school uniform. 

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Report: black students 4 four times more likely to attend high-poverty schools

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African American children are more likely to attend high-poverty schools than their white counterparts, according to a study released by the Urban Institute. The study also found that blacks of all socioeconomic classes live in higher-poverty neighborhoods than whites of similar income.

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Despite decline in black student suspension, huge discrepancies remain high in Oakland schools

Oakland’s school district has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being removed from the classroom at a much higher rate than their white peers. The findings come courtesy of a yearly report to the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Education. 

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School district bans conversation about Ferguson

The unrest in Ferguson has prompted a neighboring school to ban conversation on the events happening in the small St. Louis suburb. Edwardsville Superintendent Ed Hightower said the school banned talks about Ferguson and Michael Brown due to safety concerns. 

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5-year-old allegedly punched in face by school teacher

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The mother of a 5-year-old Memphis, Tennessee child says her daughter was punched in the face by her kindergarten teacher. Tiffany McConnell, says her daughter Payton was punched by her teacher after requesting to use the bathroom for a second time. 

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Arizona school under fire for teaching literature that outlines the ‘benefits of slavery’

An Arizona charter school is being criticized for teaching what opposing members call “racist” and “sexist” lessons in its classrooms.  Two books by Cleon Skousen, who is often cited by uber conservative talk show host Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement, are required reading for Heritage Academy seniors in Mesa. 

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White district sends black youth back to failing schools

Hundreds of mostly poor students of color will be sent back to their home districts next school year. The students used  controversial Missouri law to transfer out of the failing schools, to enter better schools in predominately white neighborhoods. 

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Senior may be banned from graduation for clever yearbook joke

A Georgia teen slated to graduate next week may be banned from walking across the stage after a yearbook prank. Paris Gray, senior class vice president, member of SADD, the Beta Club, and a leader on campus, says she received an in-school suspension for a science prank she pulled. 

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