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Va. student allegedly disciplined for sitting for pledge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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