Honoring Black Student Activists

By Cindy Long This article was originally published in the NEA Today. In the summer of 2017, Charleena Lyles, a pregnant 30-year-old black woman was fatally shot by two white Seattle police officers in her home as her three young children looked on. Lyles, who had called the police to report a burglary, reportedly suffered …

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March for Our Lives means Black lives too

Spurred by shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people, a new student movement has risen up to challenge gun violence and the political power of the NRA. On Wednesday, March 14, tens of thousands of students around the country walked out of school to honor the students and …

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#ArmMeWith Solidarity Against the NRA & Militarizing Schools

A new student movement has risen up to challenge gun violence and the political power of the NRA.  As the students prepare for school walkouts  around the country, Jesse Hagopian, an Ethnic Studies teacher in Seattle and co-editor of the forthcoming book Teaching for Black Lives, and Jessie Muldoon a special education teacher in Portland, …

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Video: Black Lives Matter Holds National Week of Action At Schools

The Real News Network Public school teachers Jesse Hagopian of Seattle and Cristina Duncan Evans of Baltimore discuss the Feb. 5-10 week of action aimed at bringing social justice into classrooms across the country. https://youtu.be/D1nIV9yHPvE Cristina Duncan Evans has been an educator in City Schools for 12 years and is currently an Elementary and Middle …

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#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool is a National Uprising for Racial Justice

by Jesse Hagopian Educators in America know all too well that the school-to-prison pipeline is not just a political catchphrase. Those who work with students of color know this pipeline is as real as any other.   “It extends across this country,” says Seattle educator, attorney, and organizer Nikkita Oliver. This is why from February …

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