Day: June 13, 2020

Dozens of public schools still have names glorifying Confederate icons

Local activists have worked for decades to force school boards to change the names of schools that honor Gens. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart, as well as Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, and other leaders in the South during the Civil War era.

And in many places, schools have been renamed. In Austin, for example, the school board has changed the names of more than five schools in the past several years, and in 2017, the school board in Virginia’s Fairfax County changed the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School to Justice High and is considering

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Where’s the Threat? School Resource Officers’ Views Differ Based on District Racial Makeup – Inside School Research

School resources view their jobs differently, depending on how diverse the students are in the districts they serve, some new research suggests.

In interviews, school resource officers in a largely white and affluent school district said they saw their role as protecting the students from outside threats, such as school shooters, and dealing with student behavior like sexting.

But their counterparts in an urban district with a higher representation of black and Hispanic students, saw threats as coming from a different source—the students themselves, who “create chaos” and create a tense and nearly unmanageable atmosphere. 

The findings come from a

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