Tag: School Discipline (Students)

Why Some of the Country’s Best Urban Schools Are Facing a Reckoning

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When the charter school movement first burst on to the scene, its founders pledged to transform big urban school districts by offering low-income and minority families something they believed was missing: safe, orderly schools with rigorous academics. But now, […]

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Students of Color are More Likely to Be Arrested in School. That May Change.

Andrea Colon, an 18-year-old student activist from Far Rockaway, Queens, traveled a thousand miles to a presidential campaign stop for Mayor Bill de Blasio in Hiawatha, Iowa — not to hear his views on national issues, but to confront him about arrests in schools. “If we act like young people, if we get into a […]

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Your Child Bullied Someone? That’ll Cost You $313.

All three of Darren O’Brien’s teenage daughters have been bullied at school. He said they had been shoved into lockers; one was surreptitiously recorded, he said, and another told to kill herself. Mr. O’Brien, a 38-year-old paper mill employee, said he pleaded with school principals, teachers and a guidance counselor to find a way to […]

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Few Talked About Race at This School. Then a Student Posted a Racist Slur.

[For more coverage of race, sign up here to have our Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.] OWATONNA, Minn. — “I knew it wasn’t O.K.,” Kloey, 16, said. “I knew that for sure.” Late one Saturday night in February in Owatonna, Minn., Kloey posted a selfie on Snapchat with two of her friends. Kloey […]

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F.B.I. Is Said to Be Investigating College Admissions Practices at T.M. Landry

LAFAYETTE, La. — T.M. Landry College Preparatory School, a private school in Louisiana that garnered national attention for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is under federal investigation over its college admissions practices after disclosures that it cut corners and doctored applications, according to multiple people contacted by the F.B.I. The F.B.I. opened […]

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