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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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Schools using trauma-sensitive approaches are becoming more mindful of—and guarding against—the emotional burnout of teachers.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Equipping teachers to help transgender students feel safe and included requires special training, advocates say.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms.
September 15, 2019 – AP
The PAX Good Behavior game—an educational model that acknowledges the role that childhood trauma plays in student behavior, and how that ripples across a classroom—is expanding in Montana schools.
September 13, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
If another active shooter shows up on a Broward County, Fla., campus, the schools will have more equipment to treat gunshot victims while waiting for emergency crews to arrive.
September 13, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Serious learning doesn't just have to be an indoor activity. In fact, it really shouldn't be, argues Kate Gardoqui.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
A longtime city educator has mesothelioma—a type of cancer most often caused by asbestos exposure—and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers officials said they are investigating a potential cancer cluster linked to widespread asbestos problems in schools across the district.
September 12, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
The Anchorage School District says it won't tolerate discrimination—including that based on body shape—after a high school swimmer was disqualified for wearing a team-issued swimsuit that exposed too much of her buttocks.
September 11, 2019 – AP
Annual school visits by Spanish conquistador re-enactors in Santa Fe are being limited under new rules amid criticism their visits whitewashed the violent history of the Spanish conquest of Native Americans in New Mexico.
September 6, 2019 – AP

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