Ohio teacher fired after dragging toddler down hallway

Schools are where families send their children to both learn and be kept safe for a few hours. At least, in theory. Unfortunately, there’s what appears to be a constant stream of children being out in harms way instead, no matter their age. The latest example of a child being put in danger while in the care of a school occurred in Youngstown, Ohio, according to WKBN.

Cops Outta Campus

Phoenix high school students launch #CopsOuttaCampus to remove officers from schools

High school students and activists in Phoenix are fighting back against the presence of school resource officers (SROs). They argue that their presence doesn’t offer any kind of safety or improve education, but does strengthen the school-to-prison and school-to-deportation pipelines. The 15 students, all from the Phoenix Union High School District, launched a #CopsOuttaCampus hashtag to support their cause, according to USA Today. Puente Arizona is a local immigrants-rights organization that helped the students organize an even this past Thursday where they expressed their concerns.

Woodland Hills High School students report physical abuse from school staff

Multiple students at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are accusing school administrators of abusive practices during 2015 and 2016. These claims were supported when Todd Hollis released a damning video showing school Officer Steve Shaulis get into a physical altercation with Que’Chawn Wade, 14.

By the end of the incident, Wade was on the way to a local hospital to have a tooth sewn back in after Shaulis punched it out, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chicago Teenager, Thessalonika A. Embry, On Verge Of Earning Doctorate

Thessalonika A. Embry, 18, has already accomplished more than some people twice her age. At 14 she earned a bachelor’s in Psychology. At 16 she earned an MBA in Organizational Leadership. And on top of all of that, she’s working on a Black history-focused app for Apple and Google and is already a published author.

Oh, and she’s on track to earn her Ph.D. this fall in Business Psychology.  While she could surely go into any field she’d choose, Pschology spoke to her because, “it studies why we do what we do and that has spilled over in my dissertation.”

Florida HBCU grants Trayvon Martin posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science

If Trayvon Martin were alive today, he might be graduating from college around now. Instead, it’s been more than five years since he died and his family never even got to see him graduate high school. To help honor Trayvon’s dream of becoming a pilot, Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Fla. will grant him a posthumous Bachelors degree in Aeronautical Science, according to HBCU Digest.

Ann Coulter

UC Berkeley Students Sue Campus Over Cancelled Ann Coulter Speech

Two conservative, student-led organizations at the University of California – Berkeley have sued the school after it cancelled Ann Coulter’s speaking engagement. The Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans allege that UC Berkeley cancelled the event because of Coulter’s reputation as a conservative, Trump-supporting media personality, according to The Daily Beast.

Upward Bound grants for young people denied due to double-spacing and font errors

For many people, Upward Bound stepped in and helped them prepare for a future they may not have even imagined yet. Through tutoring, mentoring and many other activities, the program has helped students from low-income families prepare for and succeed in college and beyond.

Unfortunately, a focus on grammatical errors may be inhibiting the program from its important work.