Education

Baltimore Rejects Plan to Arm School Police During School Day

Baltimore Rejects Plan to Arm School Police During School Day

January 23, 2019

The Baltimore school board rejected the proposal amid heated debate. Meanwhile, we get a response to an ACLU and NAACP-LDF letter demanding Maryland adequately fund Baltimore schools

L.A. Teachers to Billionaires: Stop Privatizing Our Schools

L.A. Teachers to Billionaires: Stop Privatizing Our Schools

January 16, 2019

The L.A. teacher strike entered its third day as contract negotiations  broke down between district officials and union leadership

L.A. Teachers Strike Set to Enter Second Day

L.A. Teachers Strike Set to Enter Second Day

January 15, 2019

30,000 teachers are on strike for better pay, smaller class size, and for a limit on the expansion for for-profit charter schools

Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools?

Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools?

January 4, 2019

The state is headed towards a major showdown between the Republican Governor, Democratic leadership of the legislature, and education advocates over the future of the state’s public schools

Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

December 6, 2018

Councilman Zeke Cohen submitted a resolution to advance the BMORE Invested Fund to expand Baltimore’s Youthworks program to year-round employment, honoring DaVonte Friedman

Can a $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins University Spark National College Affordability Policy Changes?

Can a $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins University Spark National College Affordability Policy Changes?

November 22, 2018

Lester Spence, political commentator and Johns Hopkins Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, discusses critiques and possible implications of Michael Bloomberg’s historic donation

Counselors, Not Cops: Creating Safe and Supportive Environments in America’s Schools

Counselors, Not Cops: Creating Safe and Supportive Environments in America’s Schools

November 15, 2018

Khalilah Harris reports on a new book, Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out, examining the sources of and solutions for dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline told through the voices of advocates

Progressive Education Policy Panel with Khalilah Harris

Progressive Education Policy Panel with Khalilah Harris

November 13, 2018

TRNN’s Dr. Khalilah Harris hosts a discussion on Maryland and national progressive education policies that could advance equitable access to opportunity for all students

Will Harvard's Affirmative Action Case be a Referendum on Race Conscious College Admissions?

Will Harvard’s Affirmative Action Case be a Referendum on Race Conscious College Admissions?

November 12, 2018

A discussion with Brenda Shum of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Nicole Ochi of Advancing Justice L.A., hosted by Khalilah Harris

Student Debt Dogs Millennials for a Lifetime and Drags Down the Economy

Student Debt Dogs Millennials for a Lifetime and Drags Down the Economy

October 31, 2018

The student debt problem is exploding, growing three times as fast as any other kind of debt, yet the Trump administration is making it more difficult for students to seek debt relief. Ellen Brown of the Public Banking Institute outlines the implications