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The Unthinkable Lives of So Many Black Boys: Where Are the Caring Adults?!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?

Rebecca Klein

Report: Black Girls Face Extreme Inequality At School, But Little Is Being Done About It | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.06.2015 | Black Voices

Black girls around the country were suspended from school six times more often than their white counterparts during the 2011-2012 school year, even th...

Rebecca Klein

Meet The Student Photographers Documenting The School-To-Prison Pipeline | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.05.2014 | Black Voices

In Washington, D.C.'s public schools, African-American students are almost six times as likely to be suspended or expelled as their white classmates. ...

A Childhood Behind Bars

Jamira Burley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices
Jamira Burley

The most alarming of all of the youth juvenile statistics is the fact that charging children as adults doesn't reduce crime -- So why do we do it?

Latino Students in Pennsylvania Face a Serious Problem

Michaela Pommells | Posted 01.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Michaela Pommells

Pennsylvania's public school system is becoming a training ground for a life in prison. This trend does not look to be slowing down.

Beyond 'Zero Tolerance': A Pragmatic Approach to Teen Drug Education and School Discipline

Marsha Rosenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | Crime
Marsha Rosenbaum

When schools choose to move "beyond zero tolerance" in handling school discipline, they stop merely reacting to student misconduct -- and can begin to address its root causes.

Joy Resmovits

'My School Is More Of A Prison To Me' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Ashley Brown, a Dallas high school sophomore, missed four days of school after her grandmother died. Shortly after that, a teacher taking roll missed ...

WATCH: Tiny Toy Gun Gets Kindergartner In Trouble

Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents

The toy gun at the center of a kindergarten school bus controversy in Palmer, Mass., is incredibly small. When a 6-year-old student brought the "LE...