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June 18, 2019
Memphis students say they feel ‘scared’ and ‘powerless’ after Brandon Webber’s shooting death
Chalkbeat asked readers to share their thoughts and reactions to Webber’s death and the protests that followed. Here’s some of what they had to say.
May 7, 2019
A year after student walkouts, there’s some progress, but Memphis teens still don’t feel heard
Shelby County Schools is considering adding a non-voting student member to the school board after students said they want more voice in decisions.
March 5, 2019
Looking at low voter turnout, some Chicago youth wonder if civics and outreach would help
When Lucas Vogel made 18 in December, he knew that he still couldn’t drink, and that he didn’t want to join the military…
January 24, 2019
‘People migrate to survive’: In moving speech, Memphis student reflects on children who died at the border
"Why is Donald Trump detaining children? Why are we trying to build a wall?"
Chicago mayor's race
January 17, 2019
Students quiz mayoral candidates about schools and police at Whitney Young High School forum
The teenage moderators may have been inexperienced, but they didn't go soft on the 11 Chicago mayoral hopefuls who attended
Students on soapboxes
November 21, 2018
Watch a high schooler’s fiery speech about reading more black and brown authors
Ivery Marquez is a senior who is passionate about seeing more authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Alice Walker on her reading list.
hear me out
When these New York City schools want creative solutions to their challenges, they turn to the experts: students
On a recent January morning, students Galeel Cora and Jenitza Jack sat in a conference room at Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology —…
July 28, 2017
What three New York City teens say about politics today — and getting their peers to vote
Plenty of adults are frustrated with politics these days, when turning on the television or reading the latest news alert brings a fresh jolt of…
March 9, 2016
George Washington High student shares views on tolerance, inclusion and wearing a head scarf
Haneen Badri, a senior at George Washington High School, talks with Chalkbeat about intolerance at school and efforts at George to create an atmosphere of inclusiveness.
May 7, 2015
Manual students consider pros and cons of sharing building with a middle school
DPS is requesting proposals for a new middle school to share the Manual High School building. A group of Manual students shared their opinions about the proposals.
December 4, 2014
Students stage ‘die-ins’ after indictment decision in Eric Garner case
Students participated in "die-ins" on Thursday in school protests following the Staten Island grand jury decision not to indict the police officer for the death of Eric Garner.
December 4, 2014
As high school Ferguson protests snowball, East students search for the story
On Thursday morning, a group of students at East High School was trying to digest the story of a protest that had taken on a life of its own.
June 4, 2014
Addressing adults who run the schools, students push their own proposals
The Student Voice Collaborative has become an outlet for students to share their ideas across schools—much like networks were designed to share ideas across the school system.
June 7, 2013
To cap first year, Expanded Success Initiative convenes teens
At the year-end summit today of a city program to boost achievement among male students of color, inspirational speakers were only the opening act.
February 13, 2013
After One Space Shift, Our School Contemplates Another
Even if the negative consequences of sharing space are unintended, they are deep and wide — and can truly change a school. I’ve seen it happen, and so have my students.
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