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11-year-old forced to clean toilets by school as punishment

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The mother of an 11-year-old boy is outraged after finding out her child was forced to clean toilets during detention. Henry Hawkins, a fifth grader at Longfields Elementary School in Forestville, MD, says an argument with a classmate led to the punishment. 

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“Not White People”

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This past winter, as a student teacher in a kindergarten class on the South Side of Chicago, I got the pleasure of hearing one of my students articulate the centuries old matter of black humanity within the context of whiteness and white supremacy. It happened during the beginning of the school year, and I sat […]

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School bans students from writing about Malcolm X

Parents of students attending a New York school are outraged after finding out their children were banned from writing about iconic civil rights leader Malcolm X.  The assignment, given to fourth graders attending Public School 201 in Flushing, did not permit students to write about X because he was “violent” and “bad.” 

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Chicago Officials: ‘Suspending students does more harm than good’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced new hopes for the district’s suspension policy. At Tuesday’s press conference, officials placed a high emphasis on student discipline, shying away from the “suspend a student first” narrative echoed throughout many schools in the country.

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School that held offensive Black History Month lunch holds diversity assembly

Earlier we reported that a Bay Area private school had chosen to celebrate Black History Month by offering fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon on the school’s lunch menu. After offending many parents and making news, the school has apologized, and held an assembly to discuss the matter.

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Officials trash lunch of 40 students who owe debt to school

Officials at a Utah elementary school took the meals of 40 children and threw them away due to outstanding balances on their accounts. Parents of students at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City were shocked and angered upon hearing the news.

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7-year-old beaten unconscious by classmates

A Maryland girl was beaten unconscious by at least four classmates Tuesday morning. The 7-year-old was assaulted during recess at Thomas Claggett Elementary School in District Height. 

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U of I students denied snow day, spew racist, sexist comments about chancellor via social media

For the most part, educational institutions have closed their doors due to the extremely cold weather in the midwest. Students attending The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign weren’t so lucky.

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Elementary school principal suspended for using the n-word

A Washington state principal has been placed on leave as the district reviews a complaint that she used the N-word. Poulsbo Elementary School principal Claudia Alves used the N-word to explain the word’s meaning. 

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Teens handcuffed for cutting lunchroom line in cafeteria, complaint filed

Usually students get reprimanded without the involvement of law enforcement for cutting a cafeteria line at school, but according to a complaint filed by a coalition of civil and children’s rights groups, students attending schools in Wake County risk getting handcuffed and thrown in jail. 

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