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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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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
Schools, often under-resourced when it comes to mental-health professionals and services, face daunting challenges when it comes to detecting—and intervening—when students are in crisis.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
As the brain science on adverse childhood experiences evolves, teaching must also adapt, write Jim Hickman and Kathy Higgins.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
Two students were killed and three other students were injured in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., Thursday, the 22nd school shooting resulting in death or injury by gunfire in 2019.
November 14, 2019 – Education Week
The video-sharing platform is a huge hit with teens and some teachers are beginning to integrate it into their lessons. But cyberbullying and data privacy are big concerns, experts say.
November 27, 2019 – Education Week
A new study of violent attacks in schools over the last decade reveal that most of the student attackers were motivated by a specific grievance and every single one of them was experiencing extreme stress.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
The vast majority of teens surveyed report that vaping is ever-present in their daily experience, and a majority say they frequently see related posts on social media. But teens are also getting the message that vaping can cause serious medical issues.
November 4, 2019 – Education Week
The firing of a black staff member for repeating the n-word while telling a black student not to use it underscores how uneasy many districts, schools, and educators are with handling the use of racist language in any context.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
As they contend with the digital world, teachers can find a great ally in using mindfulness meditation with our students, writes Cynthia Roy.
October 29, 2019 – Teacher

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