The Atlantic: “[Education Secretary] King also acknowledges several areas where gaps remain. Schools are still racially and socioeconomically segregated, he says, and too many 4-year-olds still don’t have access to publicly funded preschool.”
Dignity In Schools: “Not only does most bullying take place in schools and harm those students directly involved, but also bullying negatively affects climate, safety, and achievement for all students and staff.”
EdSource: “There will be rehashed bills, long hearings and familiar debates on reforming teacher evaluations and lengthening two-year-tenure, banning for-profit online charter schools and requiring all charter schools to comply with the open-meetings law, the public records act and conflict of interest laws. But it will be mostly sound and fury, producing little.”
The Huffington Post: “The [Love is Love] anthology, an ambitious undertaking that includes more than 300 writers and illustrators, is both a tribute to the victims of last year’s Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida―the worst mass shooting in U.S. history―and a therapeutic outlet for those living in its aftermath.”
The Intercept: “I don’t think we’re free in America—I think we’re all burdened by this history of racial injustice, which has created a narrative of racial difference, which has infected us, corrupted us, and allowed us to see the world through this lens.”
NASA: “In a time when minorities held very few jobs in mathematics and science, [Katherine] Johnson was a trailblazer. Her work in calculating the paths for spaceships to travel was monumental in helping NASA successfully put an American in orbit around Earth.”
National Public Radio: “Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That's on par with nurses and physicians.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer: “‘It's also important for our white students to see teachers of color in leadership roles in their classrooms and communities. Breaking down negative stereotypes helps all students learn to live and work in a multiracial society.’”
The Washington Post: “If the proposal clears the state legislature, New York will become the largest state to offer tuition-free public higher education to residents.”
The Washington Post: “For many minority students like myself, racism is not an abstraction. It is a keenly felt experience. We often see examples of racism in videos of police brutality and connect those examples to personal experiences with police and the microaggressions and bias that happens on campus.”
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