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Bullying in schools has reached an unacceptable level, most agree. Childhood is hard enough when peers bully other students, but two teachers in Washington, Louisiana have taken it to another level. Police have charged and arrested Tracy Gallow, 50, and Ann Marie Shelvin, 44, after reports were received of the teachers engaging in a pattern of behavior…

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As a seventh grader at George Washington Carver Middle School, I was more concerned with getting the attention of Rhonda Butler, Audrey Richardson or Pam Wyatt than participating in a class discussion about To Kill a Mockingbird. And like most 12-year-old boys, my idea of getting a girl’s attention equated to being a classroom disruption.…

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There is a firestorm of Black student protests sweeping across America’s predominately White colleges. Black students are uniting against systemic racism and hostile campus environments.  The most recent protest in the news was at the University of Missouri, which led to the resignation of its president Tim Wolfe. Now, Black students at the prestigious Ivy…

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An unprecedented class-action lawsuit is expected to be heard today in Los Angeles Superior Court against the Compton Unified School District. The lawsuit claims that the students in Compton, California, were subjected to traumatic and violent environments that caused significant mental trauma. This trauma manifested in a decreased ability to learn and adapt socially and…

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Duke University’s economics department concluded a study which states that low-performing black students are unprepared for college entry and only close the GPA gap with their white counterparts by switching their majors to ‘easier’ disciplines. The study downplayed the number of whites who also changed their majors to non-math and non-science majors and – more…

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Cami Anderson, Newark, N.J.’s new superintendent appointed last May, has ruffled feathers in the majority black city with her novel and controversial approach to effecting change in its struggling school system. Anderson just hired 17 new principals that don’t have the traditionally accepted credentials to run the kinds of schools with challenges Newark schools present…

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A peculiar controversy has erupted at the University of Akron after campus officials sent out an email with a special message for its black male students.   The email was sent in response to a rise in crime around the campus, apparently designed to give black male students specific instructions on how to conduct themselves in…

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