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Va. student allegedly disciplined for sitting for pledge

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Not participating during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance got a student kicked out of class. Now the teacher is gone.

Chicago schools to teach police torture

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Chicago 8th graders & freshmen will learn a new subject starting this year: how certain police officers coerced confessions by torturing black suspects.

Black lives matter in swimming pools, too

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February is African-American History Month, and the Washington Post reminds us that many black lives are lost to drowning in the US.

Md. girl pepper sprayed; Chicago students react

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Some Chicago high school students suggest ways police might better serve and protect citizens in our diverse communities.

Students open up about black, Muslim concerns

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Students, in their newspapers, speak out about black lives being taken from us and a disrespect for a Muslim woman because she wears a hijab.

A white teacher on Black Lives Matter in Baltimore

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The #BlackLivesMatter movement is a popular topic on this blog, because #BLM works for justice, and that above all else needs everyone.

Comedian John Oliver says charters are corrupt

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Charter schools were the butt of jokes by comedian John Oliver. Much of his criticism is well earned, as charters are barely accountable.

Michael Jordan shoots anew

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Michael Jordan says he can no longer stay silent about the killing of African-Americans by police and of police officers by armed citizens.

Approaches to racism & associated discrimination

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We follow up on an essay that suggests all white people are racist, just like all men are sexist. Consider the scientific experiments, though.

5 of 11 biggest ed stories have national scope

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Happy New Year! ESSA, #BlackLivesMatter, floods & tornadoes, concussions, charters, teachers' strikes, corruption: the big stories of 2015.