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.
We are excited to announce the release of our newly produced Black Lives Matter At School video! This short primer for the movement gets its subtitle from the words of high school student Israel Presley who says, "All I ever see is us being slaves. Why don't you ever teach me about how we fought … Continue reading Video: Black Lives Matter At School–“I know my people are strong.”
On January 24th, in a decision of 5-0-3, Howard County School Board members adopted a resolution to endorse the Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action. “This act reminds Black students, families, and staff members that they are seen and valued at the highest levels of school governance. Although it is clear that there … Continue reading Howard County School Board Endorses Black Lives Matter Week of Action by Resolution
The national Black Lives Matter At School coalition’s brilliant Curriculum Committee worked this year to bring you lessons for every grade level that relate to the 13 principles of Black Lives Matter. Here now is the 2019 Curriculum Resource Guide–free, downloadable lessons to challenge racism, oppression and build happy, healthy classrooms. Visit http://www.BlackLivesMatterAtSchool.com to find … Continue reading Announcing the 2019 Curriculum Resource Guide
Please join the Black Lives Matter At School coalition on January 25th for our last webinar before the week of action in our schools from February 4-8th. This webinar will feature BLM at School organizers from several different cities around the country to highlight some of the amazing organizing that is going on and answer … Continue reading National BLM@School Webinar: Jan 25th 8pm Eastern
The national Black Lives Matter at School coalition stands in solidarity with Los Angeles educators as they go on strike January, 14th, 2019. The demands of the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) strike are in direct support of students and parents, and are directly aligned with the four demands of the Black Lives Matter … Continue reading Black Lives Matter At School in Solidarity With UTLA & the LA Educators’ Strike
Mark your calendar! The Black Lives Matter at School action this school-year will be held from February 4-8th, 2019. Black Lives Matter At School is a national committee educators organizing for racial justice in education. We encourage all educators, parents, students, unions, and community organizations to join our annual week of action during the first … Continue reading Save The Date: BLM At School National Week of Action, 2019, Feb 4th-8th