Announcing The 2020 “Black Education Matters Student Activist Award” Winners!

Meet the new winners of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award! All around the nation young people are joining an uprising for Black Lives. These youth are not only rejecting police violence, but increasingly rejecting a system that allow the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many other …

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Seattle’s educators: Defund the police and expel them from schools!

By Jesse Hagopian A version of this Op-Ed originally appeared in the Seattle Times. Seattle’s Education Association representative assembly — the union body that represents Seattle’s teachers, nurses, librarians, instructional assistants, office professionals and educational support staff — has overwhelmingly passed seven resolutions in solidarity with the movement for Black lives. These included removing police …

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Black Teachers Matter: End war on Black teachers, support #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool!

Listen to this special episode of the CTU Speaks! Podcast about stopping the war on Black teachers and supporting the Black Lives Matter at School movement! Happy Black Lives Matter at School week of action to you! During this week of February 3-7, 2020, thousands of educators across the nation will be teaching for black …

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Ethical Schools Podcast: Jesse Hagopian on bringing Black Lives Matter into schools

Ethical Schools speaks with Jesse Hagopian, an editor for Rethinking Schools and a long-time teacher in the Seattle Public Schools. He is a co-editor of the book Teaching for Black Lives. Jesse discusses the groundbreaking annual National Week of Action in February that makes four demands of schools: replace zero tolerance discipline with restorative justice, …

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Save The Date: Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, Feb. 3-7, 2020

The Black Lives Matter at School movement just released its public declaration that it will continue to organize its week of action during the first week of February. From the six-year-old Black girl whose tantrum at a Florida school got her arrested, handcuffed, and taken to the juvenile detention center to have her mugshot taken, …

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