14-Year-Old graduates college with a degree in Physics

For many parents, a day comes when you can’t help your kids with their homework anymore because 6th grade math isn’t as easy as it used to be. Imagine facing that humbling moment when your kid isn’t even a teenager yet. That would understandably be the case for a lot of us if we had a child as intellectually gifted as Carson Huey-You.

At the young age of 14, Huey-You is already graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in Physics with a double minor in math and Chinese, according to NBCDFW.

99% of students arrested in New York public schools are Black and Latinx

Black and Latinx students in New York public schools only make up 27% and 41% of the population, respectively. However, data shows that they represent 99% of students handcuffed by NYPD school safety agents in 2016.

The New York Civil Liberties Union found that 259 out of 262 “child in crisis” incidents involved Black or Latinx students, according to The New York Daily News

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Betsy DeVos booed during commencement at Bethune-Cookman

Graduating students at Bethune-Cookman University were as shocked as everyone else when it was announced Betsy DeVos would be speaking at their graduation. Probably more so. While many people expressed their disapproval of the school’s decision to invite her on social media and through online petitions, the graduates took the opportunity to do so in the flesh.

As DeVos attempted to preach to all in attendance to “hear each other out,” she was met with constant heckling and the turned backs of many of the graduates who clearly didn’t approve of her presence. 

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.