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April 19, 2018
Memphis students mourn gun violence in own communities as they walk out during national protest
Martin Luther King Prep was one of more than 20 Memphis-area schools that staged walkouts Thursday and Friday as part of a larger national movement.
April 18, 2018
Shelby County students walking out tomorrow want to return with specific recommendations on school safety
The walkouts on Thursday will honor the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.
April 17, 2018
I’m an Oklahoma educator who had become complacent about funding cuts. Our students will be different.
Over the long term, this walkout will hopefully lead to more funding for our schools. But it will definitely lead to a more engaged youth population in Oklahoma.
March 15, 2018
Before Parkland, these Brooklyn teens were already battling gun violence — and now they’re headed to D.C.
Youth Organizing to Save our Streets trains teens who have been touched by gun violence to become community organizers.
March 14, 2018
‘Existing in a world of violence since we were born’: Denver students walk out in protest
Hundreds of Denver students walked out of their schools Wednesday morning.
cutting for a cause
February 7, 2017
Here’s what three student protesters had to say about immigration, education and Betsy DeVos
Hundreds of New York City high school students walked out of class on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump.
November 11, 2016
How my school embraced student protesters after Trump’s win
We offered space. We allowed students to protest thoughtfully. We hugged. I was proud to be a part of it.
March 21, 2013
Students turn backs on PEP members before co-location vote
PHOTO: Monica DisareTilden Campus high school students walk out of a PEP meeting, protesting plans to co-locate an elementary school. Compared to last week's marathon meeting where the Panel on Education Policy voted to close 22 schools, Wednesday night's hearing was significantly shorter (four instead of nearly eight hours). But it still featured a slew of controversial proposals to change schools. It also featured a brief dust-up over the two newest members of the panel who have ties to charter schools. After raising questions about the discipline model at Success Academy Charter Schools, panel member Patrick Sullivan said, "I know we have an attorney for the network joining us." Sullivan, who was appointed by the Manhattan borough president, frequently votes against the mayor's proposals. "I'm not on this panel to represented Success or because I've done pro-bono legal work for Success," said the attorney, David Brown. Brown recused himself from a vote about a proposal to co-locate a Success Academy middle school with four district schools in Harlem. The proposal passed. Two other co-location proposals drew most of the crowd in the ornate auditorium at Brooklyn Technical High School.
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