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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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Seattle Public Schools is warning thousands of students that they will be excluded from school after Christmas break unless they get in compliance with Washington's vaccine laws.
December 26, 2019 – AP
It's tough to be a principal when some of your staff would rather sink the ship than sail it, writes André Benito Mountain.
December 19, 2019 – Education Week
Giving students time to recharge over holiday breaks is important, writes teacher Christina Torres. Here are her ideas for creative things you can do to keep students engaged in learning without assigning homework.
December 11, 2019 – Teacher
Advocacy groups that emerged in the wake of mass school shootings are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to broaden gun rights as the justices consdier a Second Amendment case.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
Lively debate persists around this playground game, which opponents say is ripe territory for bullies and which supporters argue builds skills like teamwork and resilience.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
Some numbers behind the steep toll that youth vaping is taking on one school district.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
Students of color, low-income students, and English-language learners are underrepresented in gifted classes, according to an Education Week survey of gifted educators.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
The Thanksgiving holiday offers K-12 educators and students an opportunity to take a hard look at historical narratives that minimize colonial oppression of Native Americans.
November 22, 2019 – Education Week
For communities with significant numbers of Latino and immigrant residents, the barriers to an accurate 2020 Census count are high—and so are the stakes for their schools, which could lose hundreds of millions of dollars if counts are inaccurate.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
The shooting death of a 10-year-old spectator at a high school football game exposes a critical vulnerability and crucial responsibility for schools: keeping people safe at events outside school buildings.
November 21, 2019 – Education Week

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