August 26, 2016

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Philly Bans Suspension of Kindergartners and Students Who Violate Dress Code

The School Reform Commission has voted to revise the Student Code of Conduct, banning the suspension of kindergartners and banning the suspension of any student for dress-code violations. The changes have been supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, Philadelphia Student Union, Education Law Center, and Youth United for Change.
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Generation Indigenous: Why Native American Youth Can't Wait

Over the past decade, philanthropy has become increasingly responsive to the needs of young boys and men of color. Like other youth of color, Native American and Alaska Natives in cities and communities across the United States face challenges.

The philanthropic community is well aware of these challenges, and yet foundation funding for Native issues and communities remains disproportionately low. Read more >

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Fault Lines: America's Most Segregating School District Borders

In a compelling new interactive report, EdBuild has analyzed the income segregation created by every school district boundary in America—over 33,500 individual borders. It highlights the country’s most segregating borders and considers how this situation has come to pass. Read more >

Student Test Scores: How They are Actually Calculated and Why you Should Care

A new paper is the latest in a series of reports over years that have urged caution in the use of standardized test scores to make high-stakes decisions about students, teachers, principals and schools — but policymakers at the federal and state levels have for years ignored the warnings.
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Gay and Lesbian High School Students Report ‘Heartbreaking’ Levels of Violence

The first nationwide study to ask high school students about their sexuality found that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers were at far greater risk for depression, bullying and many types of violence than their straight peers.
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Bullied by the Badge?

Many parents, community members and civil rights activists say the presence of police officers inside classrooms does more harm than good. They complain that officers routinely punish children for small infractions and, in some cases, treat acts that parents categorize as “typical teenage behavior” like criminal activity.
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