Huge Victory for Washington State’s Students: Exit Exam Requirement Struck Down!

Cue Pomp and Circumstance because many more Washington State high school seniors will be walking across the stage and handed a diploma! Beginning with the class of 2020, high school students are no longer required to pass the "Smarter Balance Assessment" high-stakes standardized test to graduate. They will still have to take at least one …

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How to Teach for Black Lives at a time when 1.7 million students go to school with cops, but no counselor.

A new report from the ACLU, using the most recent federal data collected by the U.S. Department of Education in 2015-16, found that: 1.7 million students are in schools with police but no counselors. 3 million students are in schools with police but no nurses. 6 million students are in schools with police but no school …

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PBS News Hour Opinion: Why I am celebrating ‘Black Lives Matter at School’

Jesse Hagopian wrote this short article for the PBS News Hour about our hugely successful Black Lives Matter Week of Action. Photos by Sharon H. Chang. --- PBS News Hour Education Feb 8, 2019 7:20 PM EST I don’t think I’ve ever been emotionally moved by a robocall, but there’s a first time for everything. …

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Black Lives Matter At School Makes Educator Unions Stronger

Jesse Hagopian is a Seattle teacher, anti-racist activist and co-editor of Teaching for Black Lives who helped organize the founding actions of “Black Lives Matter at School.” He recently talked to Socialist Worker's Danny Katch about the importance of this year’s BLM at School week of action, set for February 4-8, as the initiative spreads …

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Sign Petition to Endorse 2019 Black Lives Matter At School National Week of Action!

The national Black Lives Matter At School movement has launched a petition to seek support for its upcoming 2019 week of action from February 4-8. This is a movement that began during the 2016-2017 school year in Seattle and that same year spread to Philadelphia and Rochester, NY. Last school year was the first nationally …

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