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GA seniors push for integrated prom | WCNC.com Charlotte

They share the same classrooms and play together on the same teams, but students at Wilcox County High School have two separate proms– one for whites, the other for students of color.

But for one group of students, it’s time for change.

Some members of the senior class, both black and white, say they’re embarrassed their school is stuck in the past.

Last year the police turned away a bi-racial student who tried to attend the “white” prom.    

via GA seniors push for integrated prom | WCNC.com Charlotte.

 

Black Parents: We Must Regain Control Over Our Children’s Education

Structural racism and poor school conditions contribute to the so-called “Black-White achievement gap”—a phrase we should be fighting to abolish. But the “hands off approach” taken by many Black parents also contributes to the problem.

via Black Parents: We Must Regain Control Over Our Children’s Education.

 

Teacher Says Gays Have No Purpose In Life, Wants LGBT Kids Banned From Prom | The New Civil Rights Movement

A teacher of special needs children in Indiana is speaking out with other Christian parents and students by demanding LGBT kids be banned from a Sullivan High School prom. When asked, teacher Diana Medley responded to a reporter that she believes gay people have no purpose in life, and agrees that anti-gay parents and students should create a separate, “traditional” prom that would ban gay students from attending. Sullivan High School itself is allowing all students to the official prom, but these militant anti-gay Christians are trying to get students to attend their prom instead of the school’s official prom.

via Teacher Says Gays Have No Purpose In Life, Wants LGBT Kids Banned From Prom | The New Civil Rights Movement.

 

Suspected LAPD Killer Found $8,000 And Returned It To An Oklahoma Church In 2002

 Despite the media frenzy over gun violence, there are times, especially in the American era of fear, disgrace, and slander, that we  ask why instead of assuming someone is crazy, amoral, or lower than our social understanding of decent.

The military stresses integrity. It is apparently a lesson learned well by two Vance Air Force Base students.

An Enid church is a little richer today thanks to the integrity of Lt. Andrew Baugher, a Marine student at Vance, and Ensign Chris Dorner, a Navy student pilot.

via Suspected LAPD Killer Found $8,000 And Returned It To An Oklahoma Church In 2002.

 

Las Vegas students dressed in KKK robes for class presentation | theGrio

A teacher and two students at a Las Vegas performing arts school are under fire from parents after photos emerged of a student wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe for a U.S. history project earlier this month.

via Las Vegas students dressed in KKK robes for class presentation | theGrio.

 

MIT Educated Engineer Builds a Business by Teaching Math to Kids | Techyville

Stephanie Espy

My name is Stephanie Espy, and I’m the founder and president of MathSP (www.MathSP.com). MathSP is a math enrichment company that helps individuals to improve their math skills. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, MathSP provides instruction to middle school students, high school students, college students, adults who need additional math-based resources alongside their coursework, and students who need an added challenge beyond their coursework. MathSP also prepares individuals for the math section of various standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT, computer-adaptive exams such as the GMAT or GRE, and state exams such as the EOCT or GHSGT.

via MIT Educated Engineer Builds a Business by Teaching Math to Kids | Techyville.

 

Outrage as Minneapolis high school students hang ‘dark-skinned doll by the neck’ in racist prank

One Albany County, NY County Legislator found these behaviors comical when Katrina migrants relocated to our fair Capitol. Yet, he does recognize violence when it comes in cold steel. Violence comes in various forms. Hanging Doll

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 16:32 EST, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 EST, 20 January 2013

Minneapolis Public school officials are ‘deeply disturbed by an incident of racial intolerance’ after finding a dark-skinned baby doll hung from its neck with a piece of string in a high school last week.

Washburn High School surveillance cameras captured four students – who’s names have not been released – in the act of stringing up the doll.

The students also took their own photos of the incident and posted them to social media.

via Outrage as Minneapolis high school students hang ‘dark-skinned doll by the neck’ in racist prank.

Knowledge of History May Change How You View Racism | LiveScience

Historical knowledge predicted racism perception for both African Americans and European Americans, the researchers found, and overall, the African-American students were better at identifying historically true events. African-American students who reported greater relevance of racial identity also perceived more racism, while European-American students who placed greater importance on their racial identity saw less racism, especially on a systemic level, the researchers said.

via Knowledge of History May Change How You View Racism | LiveScience.

 

In One School, Students Are Divided by Gifted Label — and Race – NYTimes.com

In One School, Students Are Divided by Gifted Label — and Race – NYTimes.com.

There are 652 students enrolled at P.S. 163 this year, from prekindergarten through fifth grade. Roughly 63 percent of them are black and Hispanic; whites make up 27 percent; and Asians account for 6 percent.

Yet in P.S. 163’s gifted classes, the racial dynamics of the neighborhood, the school itself and the school system are turned upside down.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/education/in-one-school-students-are-divided-by-gifted-label-and-race.html?smid=pl-share