Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and calls to remove officers from schools.
The uprising sparked by George Floyd’s death has prompted vows to defund police from officials in New York and Los Angeles, while Minneapolis and Portland’s school systems are moving to end policing in schools.
As China’s economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It’s a cautionary tale for other countries as they end stay-at-home orders.
NYU’s graduate students held a three-day sickout, demanding additional financial support from the university in the wake of the novel coronavirus.
Despite making $4 billion in revenue in 2019, Comcast hasn’t responded to pleas from students and educators to increase internet speeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted apartheid conditions in US public schools.
Remote learning has created huge barriers to learning for low income communities of color, where four in ten families lack high speed internet access.
Republicans oppose the HEROES Act provision to expand broadband, but students and educators say lack of internet access is a major roadblock to learning in low income and rural communities.
Student success is tied to teacher expertise, yet TFA only trains its members for five weeks before placing them in schools. One lawmaker says these programs need to be banned from classrooms if California wants to close its education gap.