Going out to schools and speaking to kids can be an uphill battle. Minutes of speaking and building up their support and interest can easily go to waste in seconds after saying a couple of the wrong things. Jameis Winston, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, learned this the hard way recently.
Despite literally forging the minds of our future, educators aren’t thanked nearly as much as they should be. Not only do they fill their students with academic knowledge, but they often play a significant role on their daily lives. Which is why having teachers students can see themselves in is crucial.
There is no question that schools need better, more effective ways to manage and mentor diverse student populations. One school, Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, is doing just that by getting rid of traditional punitive detention halls and bringing in yoga mats for meditation.
NFL fans are preparing for what appears to be their first season without one of the sport’s most charming, yet least talkative players. Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement in as cryptic a fashion as he lived his life and now appears to be enjoying his retirement.
This story brings institutional racism to the forefront of the conversation, but at this point, is that to anyone’s surprise?
A family in Hopewell, Virginia said that their seventh grade child was forced to leave his private school because he would not cut his dreadlocks.
A Missouri powder-puff football team is in trouble after photos of members in blackface went viral.
Apparently, Sullivan High’s girls’ squad also played the game in the offensive makeup.
Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia walked out of class in protest of a school official’s tweet that referred to black men as a “nightmare” for white fathers.
The post was made in June, but students of color only recently noticed it.
Dozens of people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a northern Nigeria school.
The bomber was disguised in a school uniform.
African American children are more likely to attend high-poverty schools than their white counterparts, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.
The study also found that blacks of all socioeconomic classes live in higher-poverty neighborhoods than whites of similar income.
Oakland’s school district has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being removed from the classroom at a much higher rate than their white peers.
The findings come courtesy of a yearly report to the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Education.