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Carvon Johnson and Robyn Johnson with daughter Jayla, standing, a recent graduate of Council Rock High School in Newtown, Pa., and daughter Janai, who graduated from the school in 2013. Both sisters said they were the targets of threats and racist speech because they are African-American.
—Daryl Peveto for Education Week

Swastikas. The N-word. 'Go Back to Mexico.' What Hate Looks Like in Schools

Data on hate-related incidents in schools are skimpy, but when slurs are scrawled on bathroom stalls and threatening notes are put in backpacks, it’s clear that hate and intolerance are being boldly expressed in some schools. (August 6, 2018)

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The new ESPN documentary "Parkland 17" follows the Eagles over the course of their 2018 football season in the months following the Feb. 14 school shooting that killed 17 students and faculty members.
February 8, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Schools should take the lead in removing the stigma around menstruation, writes 16-year-old Maggie Di Sanza, founder of Bleed Shamelessly.
February 8, 2019 – Education Week
Sports teams will no longer be known as the "Redmen" at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition from some residents and a national American Indian group.
February 6, 2019 – AP
In Kodiak, Alaska, a school district with deep ties to the U.S. Coast Guard has been walloped by the government shutdown with hundreds of families going without paychecks. And news of a deal to temporarily reopen the government was doing little to allay the community's anxieties.
January 25, 2019 – Education Week
Robin DiAngelo, the white author who coined the term “white fragility,” explains the sensitivity that prevents productive conversations about race.
January 24, 2019 – Education Week
In the South Carolina high school named for the state's best-known senator and segregationist, a majority of students are African-American.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
A Virginia study documents an increase in race-related bullying in middle schools in communities that voted for President Donald Trump, and a drop in those that favored Hilary Clinton.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
No, consent doesn't just belong in sex ed. class; it needs to start a lot earlier. Sarah D. Sparks looks at the research.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
Counting school shootings can feel cold-hearted when incidents that terrify, wound, and kill are approached in a quantitative way. But Education Week journalists decided it was vital to document events that might be overlooked and bring facts to the emotional and divisive debates that follow.
December 19, 2018 – Education Week
The federal panel set up after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting says schools should consider arming school personnel, and recommends ditching guidance aimed at curbing disparities in student discipline.
December 18, 2018 – Education Week

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