The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating migrant children from their families at the boarder is cruel and inhuman. The U.S. government has admitted to separating 2,700 children from their families and a recent Health and Human Services report indicates that there could even be thousands more. This gross injustice has prompted the national … Continue reading Solidarity With Migrant Families: Join the February 17th teach-in at the border against Child Detention!
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
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.