The Black Lives Matter at School Coalition stands in solidarity with all Denver educators and school support personnel who go on strike today, Monday, February 11th. Teachers across the country have continued to demonstrate that they cannot be expected to serve children and their families well when they do not earn enough money to take … Continue reading BLM@Schools in Solidarity with Denver Educators on Strike!
Dear Black Lives Matter at School Family, On behalf of the Black Lives Matter at School Coalition we are writing to thank everyone for a powerful week of action from coast to coast. Because of the bravery and tenacity of many thousands of educators, students, parents, activists, and organizers, BLM@School week was bigger and more … Continue reading Thank You To Everyone Who Made BLM@School A National Success!
Black Lives Matter At School is excited to announce the livestreaming of the sold out Schomburg Center event tonight, Friday, February 8th, titled, "Making Black Lives Matter in New York City Schools." The event will be held from 6pm--8pm Eastern. We encourage educators, students, parents, and everyone concerned with racial justice to watch this important … Continue reading Livestream Black Lives Matter At School: Schomburg Center presents Nikole Hannah-Jones, José Vilson, Xoya David, Joshua Brown–6pm EST
What Does Public Education Have Against Black Teachers? You may think this is an exaggeration, but an analysis of the data from Journey 4 Justice Alliance and the #WeChoose Coalition, shows that in at least six major cities, Black teachers are becoming extinct. The same data shows us that each of these cities has a … Continue reading Hire More Black Teachers Now!: A research statement from BLM@School & J4J
We are excited to announce the national #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool twitter chat at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific so we can learn about all the protests, lesson plans, & forums you all have participated in. There are so many stories from the classroom and beyond to share about powerful antiracist teaching and advocacy--and we want to hear them all … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Twitter Chat: A national conversation on this week of action & the demand for #CounselorsNotCops
Black students in schools across our nation are the targets of surveillance, police violence, and abuse in perpetuity. Some of these assaults are made known to the public, while many go under the radar, further subjecting Black students to more abuse, surveillance and neglect. This cannot be tolerated any longer. According to the Huffington Post, … Continue reading #CounselorsNotCops: Black Girl at Pennsylvania high school brutalized in latest assault by a school police officer; Black Lives Matter At School rallies around the country on Feb. 6-7th.
It's time to put your school and community on the BLM@School map of national events. Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston, Howard County, MD, Baltimore, NYC, Madison, Edmonds, WA, New Jersey, … these are just a few of the scores of cities and communities across the country where educators, students and … Continue reading Put Your Community on the Black Lives Matter at School Map!
Today, Monday, February 4th officially marks the launch of the second annual national Black Lives Matter At School week of action. Supporters will be posting their photos, lesson plans, and stories of the day on social media with the hashtag, #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool. The four demands of the movement are: 1) End “zero tolerance” discipline, and implement … Continue reading Black Lives Matter At School week of action begins today. Here’s what you need to know to be ready.
Citing the need to "promote equity; the value of human life; and educational, political, and social justice," scores of professors from institutions of higher education from around the country have signed on to petition of support for Black Lives Matter At School Week. The Black Lives Matter At School coalition encourages all college and university … Continue reading Professors for Black Lives: An outpouring of support for BLM@School week in higher education!
On Friday, January 25, 2019, the national Black Lives Matter At School coalition held a webinar to share some of the major developments in the planning for this year's week of action from February 4-8. Educators from around the country presented on the plans to fight racism in education. https://youtu.be/9LwK_V712Lk The list of events taking … Continue reading Webinar Video: Educators presented on plans for #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool around the country