Schools Push For Removing Names Of Confederate Leaders On Buildings

An Education Week tally found at least 193 schools in 18 states named after Confederate leaders. As America faces a reckoning on race, more people are pushing to rename school buildings honoring members of the Confederacy. “When we have institutions, not just schools, that are named after Confederate leaders or those who perpetuated racism and lynchings and hate, that exacerbates feelings of race in our schools," Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, said at a J

How Are Schools Responding To Racism Right Now?

The national push for racial equality is propelling some school districts to change. The national push for racial equality is propelling some school districts to change. One example is Muncie, Indiana, Community Schools. Officials there plan to appoint a director of diversity, require implicit bias training for school resource officers and review the current curriculum. “We leave it often to the teachers to be developing their curriculum to teach, so that's where we believe we can do a little

Minneapolis' Schools Ended Their Police Contract. Will Others Follow?

Minneapolis Public Schools recently ended their contract with local police following the death of George Floyd. And now some in other cities want their own districts to follow suit. “We are seeing more of our students being ticketed at such a young age," Denver School Board member Tay Anderson recently told our sister station Denver7 . "Our schools cannot be ground zero for the school-to-prison pipeline.” He said he’d like to see money redirected to mental health counselors, and still wants sc

Community Colleges Prepare For Fall Semester Amid Coronavirus

Schools still face uncertainties as they figure out what the fall semester could look like in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Online learning is nothing new for many of the country’s 1,050 community colleges. “We at Montgomery College have been doing distance learning for years," said Marcus Rosano, director of media and public relations at the Maryland school. "So we've been experts at it before this new world came.” And leaders say they’re used to being nimble. “Community colleges have

Will The Child Care Industry Survive COVID-19?

Experts say the livelihood of an already fragile industry is now at stake due to the pandemic. Earlier this year, Tricia Peterson says her child care center in Wisconsin was earning about $6,000 a week in tuition fees. As enrollment dropped, so did her weekly income — to about $2,500. Peterson says she’s cut costs, stopped taking a paycheck and laid off four employees to remain afloat. “If our doors weren't open, we would not be servicing our families, and it would be that ripple effect of wh