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Sharif El-Mekki: Principals, If You Don’t Include Questions About Race, Class, and Privilege During Your Interviews, You Are Failing. 08/10/2018

For us, it is critical that we find educators who truly believe in the potential of our students, nearly all of whom are Black. We are looking for a particular mindset when it comes to people leading our classrooms full of our community’s precious children.

Even as California’s student suspension rate fell by more than a third since 2011, the ‘discipline gap’ for blacks remains as wide as ever 08/07/2018

In 2017, black students were suspended at a rate four times greater than white students — essentially the same ratio that had existed five years prior.

U.S. Court: Detroit students have no right to access to literacy 07/02/2018

On Friday, dumped out with the least desirable news of the week came word that a lawsuit arguing that Detroit students were being denied an education had been dismissed.

There is no evidence that police make schools safer - DSC member Marlyn Tillman quoted in NYT article! 06/05/2018

WASHINGTON — Students, parents, and educators urged the federal officials charged with preventing the next school shooting to pour more mental health resources and school support staff into the nation’s elementary and secondary schools — not more guns.