According to a new report released by the Center for American Progress, teachers expect less from students of color when it comes to academic performance.
According to a report released by the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association, U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.
The report seeks to call attention to what researchers refer to as the “diversity gap” at elementary and secondary schools in the country.
Two Mississippi teachers are in hot water after a video of them twerking in class went viral last week.
DeSoto County parents weren’t pleased to learn that their children were being exposed to Miley Cyrus’ favorite dance move.
I met Vanette in the spring of 2013 at Street Level Youth Media. I was immediately impressed and inspired by her deep passion for youth development and addressing social issues that affect Chicago youth. Through discussion with Vanette about the Chicago Public School system, homeless students, and youth violence, it was apparent that at the age of 17 she possessed a maturity level far beyond her years. Vanette spoke about violence from the perspective of a CPS student and youth educator. She is a student teacher with the Chicago Urban Teaching Academy, a program that started at her high school in 2010.
Brooke Harris, a teacher at a Detroit High School, is facing termination for allegedly helping her students organize a walkout in protest of the school’s policies.
Harris is no stranger to controversy. Just last year she was fired from another Michigan high school for helping students with a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin.
She says she had nothing to do with the walkout, and is being singled out for speaking out against the Education Achievement Authority, the organization that runs the school.
Last month we told you about a NYC principal under fire for targeting and forcing out the only black teacher’s at Pan American International High School.
The outrage has only increased since then. Principal Minerva Zanca is also accused of calling them “gorillas,” and making derogatory comments about their “big lips” and “nappy hair.”
Parents and teachers recently held protests outside of the NYC Dept of Education, calling for her ouster.
A petition has been launched demanding the ousting of NYC Principal Minerva Zanca, who is accused of firing a group of black teachers, and calling them “big lipped,” “nappy haired,” and “gorillas.”
A harassment claim filed against Zanca alleges targeting of the three teachers throughout the 2012-2013 school year.
The petition was launched by Kevin Powell’s BK Nation:
A week after closing 50 Chicago public schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is touting an increased high school graduation rate as a sign that “we are pointed in the right direction, making the right decisions for our children.”
A projected 63 percent of seniors will graduate in Chicago this year, up from 61 percent last year.
According to the Emanuel administration, this is part of a rising trend over the past decade.
Despite days of protests and acts of civil disobedience, the Chicago Public School Board has voted to close 49 elementary schools and 1 high school program.
Dozens of parents came out to address their concerns, and several protesters had to be physically removed from the meeting.
Just four schools were spared; a vote on one school was delayed until next year.
We can no longer embrace the status quo because the status quo is not working for all Chicago school children,” Byrd-Bennett said before the vote was taken.
Dozens were arrested yesterday, during the last of three protests calling for a moratorium on the mass school closings in Chicago.
After marching through the South and West sides of the city, protesters entered City Hall in downtown Chicago, blocked elevators, and many subsequently arrested.
The Chicago Public Schools Board will vote on the 54 Chicago school closures this Wednesday.
A Brooklyn teacher has been fined $10,000 for encouraging one of her students to strike back against a bully.
She allegedly asked the 8 year-old bully to stand up, and then directed the victimized child to hit him.
When the bully began to cry, and she responded “Well, that’s what you get.” She also allegedly said “When you act like a dog. you get treated like a dog.
The teacher – 13 year veteran Tamu Francis – denies all of these allegations.
The Chicago Teacher’s Union will file two federal lawsuits over the mass school closings in Chicago.
Filed on behalf of parents of CPS students, the suit alleges civil rights violations.
The vast majority of these controversial closings impacted minority students.
An Illinois special needs teacher’s aide has been accused of molesting an underage student while knowingly infected with HIV.
He remains behind bars while authorities investigate another possible case of molestation involving a different student.
Police Lt. Dennis Plew says he’s unaware of whether or not the alleged victim has been tested for HIV since the incident, but has implored parents to “report any questionable dealings between Hunt and their children – or at least get them tested for HIV if they’re reluctant to get police involved.”
A Texas teacher accused of inappropriately touching a black first grader claims she cannot possibly be guilty because she’s racist and hates touching black children.
61 year-old Esther Irene Strokes of Northwest Preparatory Academy in Humble, Texas has been charged with indecency with a child.
She steadfastly denies the allegations, and has admitted to harboring racist attitudes to attest to her innocence.
The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California, Los Angeles Civil Rights Project has released a set of reports that shine a light on the distressing discipline gap in America’s schools.
Among its findings: One million (or 1 in 9) middle and high school students were suspended in the 2009-10 academic year; 24 percent of black students and just 7.1 percent of white students.
Most of these suspensions were the result of nonviolent offenses like lateness or dress code violations.
These suspended students are more likely to drop out of school.
The Black Youth Project examines the attitudes, resources and culture of the young black millennials.