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!
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.
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!
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
Black Lives Matter At School is excited to announce our new, free, downloadable coloring book for young children and all those young at heart. To download the coloring book, visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OLYjlPEAyVN8BEMHL82B6LfUmp2juC05 This coloring book is designed to help teachers, students, parents and community members in their conversations about race and the core values of Black … Continue reading The Black Lives Matter At School Coloring Book–Make this year’s week of action beautiful!
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