Posts tagged school
NYC Schools Receive $23 Million in Anti-Bias Training Funds

Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza announced that the city will spend $23 million for anti-bias training of city educators. The inclusion of anti-bias training in the budget is in direct response to the cries of activists, including NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, who delivered a petition signed by 20,000 people to City Hall a few weeks ago.

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Youth Rally to End School Policing

On Friday, September 22nd, youth gathered on the steps of the Department of Education in Manhattan to demand that the DOE end arrests and summonses in schools, divest from school policing practices, and invest in restorative justice.

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5 Reasons to Join the Rockaway Youth Task Force!

This one goes out to all our high school seniors and college students who anticipate being in college in Fall 2017. Unless your parents are rolling in dough, which in that case check out this website (rytf.org/donate), you can expect to need some sort of financial aid to cover the costs of your college education.

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Rockaway's School to Prison Pipeline

Last year, video showing South Carolina school officer Ben Fields manhandling a female student went viral, sparking outrage across the country. According to reports, the student was asked to leave the classroom and when she refused the officer was called in to assist with the situation. In the video, which starts just before the situation turns violent, you can see the student is calm and non-confrontational. So why was such force used?

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Rockaway's School-To-Prison Pipeline

As the school year gears up, millions of students and teachers head back to the classroom. Supplies are purchased, goals are set, and learning begins. The routine is familiar, but what about the less desirable aspects of the current educational system, like the school-to-prison pipeline? Will this year bring about a change to a structure that has claimed the lives of students across the nation?  

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