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Report: teachers expect less from students of color

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:19 pm October 8, 2014 According to a new report released by the Center for American Progress, teachers expect less from students of color when it comes to academic performance.

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Report: teachers in America do not reflect country’s diversity

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:29 am May 5, 2014 According to a report released by the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association, U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. The report seeks to call attention to what researchers refer to as the “diversity gap” at elementary and secondary schools in […]

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Teachers in hot water for ‘twerking’ in class

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:33 pm January 23, 2014 Two Mississippi teachers are in hot water after a video of them twerking in class went viral last week. DeSoto County parents weren’t pleased to learn that their children were being exposed to Miley Cyrus’ favorite dance move. 

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Graduation Part II: Vanette W

By Sophia Nahli Allison @SophiaNAllison 2:57 pm October 17, 2013 I met Vanette in the spring of 2013 at Street Level Youth Media.  I was immediately impressed and inspired by her deep passion for youth development and addressing social issues that affect Chicago youth. Through discussion with Vanette about the Chicago Public School system, homeless […]

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Educator Brooke Harris Says She’s Facing Termination for Speaking Out Against EAA

Educator Brooke Harris is facing termination for allegedly helping students organize a walkout. But she says she had nothing to do with the walkout, and that shes being singled out for speaking out against the Education Achievement Authority, the organization that runs the school.

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Parents and Teachers Hold Protest Against NYC Principal for Targeting Black Teachers; Calling Them “Gorillas”

The outrage has only increased for Principal Minerva Zanca, who’s accused of targeting and forcing out the only black teacher’s at Pan American International High School in NYC, calling them “gorillas,” and making derogatory comments about their “big lips” and “nappy hair.”

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Principal Fires Three Black Teachers; Uses Racist, Abusive Language Towards Them

A petition has been launched demanding the ousting of NYC Principal Minerva Zanca, who is accused of firing a group of black teachers, and calling them “big lipped,” “nappy haired,” and “gorillas.”

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CPS: High School Graduation Rate in Chicago Hits Record High

A week after closing 50 Chicago public schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is touting an increased high school graduation rate as a sign that “we are pointed in the right direction, making the right decisions for our children.”

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Chicago School Board Votes to Close 50 Schools; Largest School Closure in City’s History

Despite days of protests and acts of civil disobedience, the Chicago Public School Board has voted to close 49 elementary schools and 1 high school program; the largest school closure in the city’s history.

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Dozens Arrested in Chicago School Closing Protests

Dozens were arrested yesterday, during the last of three protests calling for a moratorium on the mass school closings in Chicago. The Chicago Public Schools Board will vote on the 54 Chicago school closures this Wednesday.

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