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Los Angeles Declares City’s SchoolsSafe Zone’ for Immigrant Students

The Los Angeles United School District, the second largest school district in the nation, voted this week to make their facilities “safe zones,” and will not allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to enter district property.

L.A. Public Schools Will Now Be ‘Safe Zones’ Where ICE Can’t Get To Immigrant Students

Immigration agents will no longer be allowed to interrupt class. The post L.A. Public Schools Will Now Be ‘Safe Zones’ Where ICE Can’t Get To Immigrant Students appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Y2K problem II

[Pre-Order] Nisennenmondai is a Japanese trio. Nisennenmondai directly translates to 2000 problem. I think safe to say it Y2K problem they are talking about. I graduated my high school in Grad 2000. I remember the grade above us Gra...

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Talks To... Young Voters

Oh man, oh man. Finally, the voice of reason, as delivered through a dog puppet, arrives. "Looking for a safe space, at a safety school."...

Triumph the Insult Dog Visits College to Invade Students’ Safe Spaces

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

As part of Hulu's Triumph’s Election Special 2016, Triumph the Insult Dog visited the University of New Hampshire to quiz students from the liberal arts school about microaggressions and political correctness.

Young black men in Chicago: Out of work, out of school, and out of luck

Chicago isn’t a safe or profitable place for young men of color, especially on the West and South sides. That in itself is nothing new. But a new report on black youth unemployment, coupled with recent sky-high shooting and murder rates, doesn’t leave young black men with many options. Show More Summary

Branching Beyond Playing It Safe

The last time I saw Brian, he had just gotten his prom photo taken and ran a 5-minute mile on the school track team. But now, as I looked in front of me stood a grown man with a beard donning a set of nurse scrubs. "Mr. Guay... is that you?" he said as I carefully adjusted my paper-thin gown that doctors give patients before a physical exam. Show More Summary

Family Of Missing Girl Just Wants To Know 'She's Safe'

Authorities in Florida are searching for a 17-year-old girl last seen when she left home for the school bus. Friends and family are searching for Kaylee Posey of Ocoee. Her mother, Katherine Evans, told ClickOrlando that it's possible her daughter ran away or ended up in a bad situation. Show More Summary

I Feel Like I'll Always Be Poor

My name is Kaelyn Thompson. I'm from Waller, Texas and I grew up in a lower-middle class household. When I was a child I never went without the essentials (food, clothes, school books, safe living conditions) but that's mostly because my mother is a hardworking badass who worked four jobs at one point to make that possible. Show More Summary

Toronto Schools Still Have Progress to Make For LGBTQ Students

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

West coasters may be lagging behind Toronto’s queer education policies—but our city has more work to do. As a senior in high school, my friends and I had one mission: to create a safe space in our Catholic school community for LGBTQ and questioning students. Show More Summary

Teller explains how performance and discomfort make education come alive

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The trend of making schools "safe places" to protect students from feeling uncomfortable is a bad idea, says Teller, the silent member of the magic comedy duo Penn and Teller, and a former schoolteacher. Here's a snip from an essay in...Show More Summary

Neil deGrasse Tyson Corrects the Science of … a Rapper’s Flat Earth Theories - No art form is safe from scientific critique.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

What they taught you in school was a lie!... If we're talking about "people stopped believing the Earth was flat 200 years ago," because apparently some people still believe it. Neil deGrasse Tyson to the rescue!

Huh? Teacher Arrested For Driving Around With 3 Students In Trunk Of Car [Video]

What was she thinking? A school teacher accused of transporting students inside her car’s trunk has denied the claim and says she was keeping children safe when she was arrested at a Tennessee gas station. Andria James had been host...

Fleeing Syrian war, student violinist finds safe haven in Illinois

The two missiles hit, seconds apart, at the University of Aleppo, where recent graduate Mariela Shaker had stopped by to pick up her business school transcripts. Emergency vehicle sirens screamed as rescue workers searched for survivors. Huge plumes of smoke billowed from the buildings that were...

Will the safe choice for L.A. Unified chief turn out to be the best?

4 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

No question about it. The selection of Michelle King as superintendent of Los Angeles Unified comes with what PR folks call a nice narrative. King, 54, attended district schools as a student, got her first job as an LAUSD student aide in 1978, became a teacher and a principal, and worked her way...

Update: Rethinking The NYT Ethicist's "Breezy" Public School Cop-Out

As you may have seen, the NYT's ethicist recently told some Bay Area parents that they were not ethically obliged to send their little kid to the local school that seemed safe but had low test scores: "There’s no recognizably human world where parents treat their own children the same as everyone else’s. Show More Summary

School For LGBTQ Students to Open in Georgia

The Pride School Atlanta aims to be a safe haven for queer or gender non-conforming youth.

Making Kids Safer in Notorious Danger Zones

These veterans in Chicago stand guard on the front lines to give kids safe passage to and from school. The post Making Kids Safer in Notorious Danger Zones appeared first on The Good Men Project.

A New School In Georgia Offers LGBT Students A Safe Haven From Bullying

It could be a "lifeline" for students plagued by harassment and bullying. The post A New School In Georgia Offers LGBT Students A Safe Haven From Bullying appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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