School Climate, Health and Student Life

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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Increased air pollution threatens students' academic success more than you might think, warns physician and former classroom teacher Kunal Sindhu.
April 18, 2019 – Education Week
The classroom of the future could bear little resemblance to the "old school" look prevalent in schools today.
April 1, 2019 – Education Week
Frank DeAngelis, who was the principal of Columbine High School from 1996-2014, talks about the steps he took to heal students and staff in the wake of the school shooting.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
The group of 17 principals—all of them who had gunfire injure or kill people in their schools—aims to be a pro-active source of support and advice for school leaders after a shooting.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
Educators in schools across the United States are working to support migrant students who’ve recently arrived from Central America. But the intensity of their needs can be a strain.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
Fernando, 12, is grateful he made it to the United States to reunite with his mother after years apart. But his new life in Maryland is difficult and he misses many things about home, including being a top student in school.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the location of the Parkland, FL shooting last year, is pushing for strong reforms in both the school districts and police force.
April 5, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
The superintendent of a Wisconsin high school district has outlawed cheerleading awards that objectify students' bodies and ordered mandatory staff training on discrimination and harassment.
March 29, 2019 – AP
As the Parkland, Fla., community grieves two recent suicides, a new report finds that very few school districts made suicide prevention programs a central focus in their plans to spend $69 million in state funds for mental health.
March 28, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Some teachers simulate slavery in their classrooms to try to foster empathy. But in practice, many educators say, these activities can minimize horrific events, recreate racist power dynamics, and cause emotional hurt to black students.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week

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