Tag Archive: Students

Sep 20

Necessary Blackness Ep. 37: Helping Inmates Get “Free On The Inside”

  Necessary Blackness Podcast sit down with Jen Nicole to talk about the compelling story of Eccentrich Richardson, who is a poet, writer and cultural-arts programmer in Pompano Beach, Fla., who somehow finds the time to save the world in her spare time. Her “Free on the Inside” program goes inside Florida’s toughest prisons and …

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Aug 29

Kindergartners are Being Suspended for Calling Out Answers During Class

Annually, approximately 3 million students, most of whom are in high school, receive out-of-school suspensions. However, more and more children in preschool or kindergarten are being sent home as punishment for infractions that would make you raise your eyebrows. In a PBS NewsHour Special, John Merrow discusses suspensions within the Success Charter School Network in New …

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Apr 10

Texas Teacher Arrested After Video Shows Her Repeatedly Hitting Student

BEAUMONT, Texas —A high school math teacher is facing an assault charge after video surfaced of her hitting a student at least five times in class. CBS affiliate KFDM reported Mary A. Hastings, a 63-year-old geometry teacher at Ozen High School, was arrested and has been placed on paid leave. The cellphone video, recorded by …

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Sep 04

EXCLUSIVE: 90 City Schools Failed To Pass A Single Black or Hispanic on State Test

Dozens of public schools across the city failed to pass even a single black or Hispanic student on this year’s state math or reading exams, a new analysis shows. Pro-charter school group Families for Excellent Schools found no black or Hispanic kids passed the standardized tests based on the more stringent Common Core standards at …

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