Coronavirus: New York Won’t Close Schools Because Homeless Kids Have Nowhere Else To Go

By Alan Macleod, Mintpressnews.com -

As the number of cases of COVID-19 in the tri-state area rises to over 150, Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency across New York State. Local universities like Hofstra, [...]

Federal Appeals Courts Agree: Trans People Belong In Schools

By Gabriel Arkles, Aclu.org -

On Wednesday, yet another federal appeals court ruled that allowing a transgender boy to use the boys’ restrooms and locker rooms does not violate the rights of cisgender students or parents. The [...]

How Corporations Are Forcing Their Way Into America’s Public Schools

By Jeff Bryant, Our Schools, Independent Media Institute -

In the expanding effort to privatize the nation's public education system, an ominous, less-understood strain of the movement is the corporate influence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) [...]

Chicago High School Students Hold Sit-In In Defense Of Students Who Refused To Stand For National Anthem

By Andy Thompson, Wsws.org -

Students at Chicago’s Nicholas Senn High School carried out a sit-in on Wednesday in response to a teacher telling a Hispanic student, Yésica Salazar, 17, to “go back to your country” after [...]

Privatizing Oakland Schools

By Eugene Stovall, Multi-Cultural Books -

Eli Broad is a liberal Democrat. He opposes Trump’s Muslim ban, immigration policies and withdrawal from the climate change treaty. In fact, like Democratic billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael [...]

Teachers Union Suing District Over Asbestos In Schools

By Staff, Apnews.com -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The union representing public school teachers in Philadelphia is suing the district over its handling of asbestos contamination in schools, the union said Monday. The [...]

In Sacramento, Youth Activists Push To Get Police Out Of Schools

By Susan Abram, Chronicleofsocialchange.org -

Her brother had bumped into the officer and apologized, Lopez said. But the officer proceeded to question him and asked him for his ID. “It was all new to me,” said Lopez, now 17 and a senior, of [...]

Schools Are Using Facial Recognition To Try To Stop Shootings. Here’s Why They Should Think Twice.

By Rebecca Heilweil, Vox.com -

For years, the Denver public school system worked with Video Insight, a Houston-based video management software company that centralized the storage of video footage used across its campuses. So [...]

NYC Students Strike To Demand Racial Equity In Nation’s Largest—And Most Segregated—School District

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

For the second consecutive week, students in New York City went on strike Monday morning to protest persistent segregation in their schools more than six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court [...]

The Hidden Costs Of High-Tech Surveillance In Schools

  By Priyam Madhukar, Brennancenter.org   -

The phrase “school-to-prison pipeline” has long been used to describe how schools respond to disciplinary problems with excessively stringent policies that create prison-like environments and [...]

The Delicate Ethics Of Using Facial Recognition In Schools

By Tom Simonite and Gregory Barber, Wired.com -

A growing number of districts are deploying cameras and software to prevent attacks. But the systems are also used to monitor students—and adult critics. On a steamy evening in May, 9,000 people [...]

“Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain!”

By Carl J. Petersen, Medium.com -

Despite the fact that the California Charter School Association’s (CCSA) confidential plan to steal facilities from public school students was uncovered months ago, their lackeys continue to [...]

School Strikers Threaten To Boycott RSC Over BP Sponsorship

By Staff, Bp-or-not-bp.org -

Today, school strikers from twelve cities, towns and regions will send a letter to the Royal Shakespeare Company calling on it to immediately drop BP. The oil giant currently sponsors the theatre [...]

How To Start An Anti-Racist Student Group In Your School

By Staff, Waethnicstudies.com -

The painful truth about public education is that racism is as common as bored students and overworked teachers. While many in our home of Seattle take pride in the city’s “progressive” [...]

Ed Reform vs. Democracy

By Staff, Curmudgucation.blogspot.com -

It was not that long ago that I wrote a piece about how school choice, by shifting the locus of control for the education purse strings, tends to undermine democractic processes. After all, if [...]