COVID-19 is compromising significant recent progress made towards global girls’ education equity, as schools close and migration increases. The painful and protracted interruptions to girls’ education are a global emergency, with incalculable potential losses to follow.
Some schools already have banned students from wearing pajamas during remote learning. And dress-coding targets girls and women of color more than others.
Rather than disrupt dress-coding, the pandemic exposes who gets to be comfortable and what “comfort” means.
Grace, the Michigan teen whose story went viral a several weeks ago after she was incarcerated for failing to complete homework assignments, has been freed. The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered her release from Children’s Village, where she’d been detained since May, on Friday.
“We can’t forget Grace is just one case in our broken criminal justice system. Let this case shine a light and raise awareness of the work we still need to do.”
“While I understand school districts are struggling through a crisis they didn’t create, we still desperately need them to step up with creative, out-of-the-box solutions that work for all kids and families in this unprecedented time.”
Here are three.
This year’s law school bar examination, in particular, is high stress and high stakes. Nearly 3,000 lawyers, law professors and recent graduates are demanding a clear, consistent statement that authorizes people to carry and use their own menstrual products while taking the bar exam in every state.
On Monday, a judge denied a motion to release Grace, a 15-year old Black girl who has been held in custody since May for not completing her schoolwork. The Michigan teenager’s incarceration has begun to receive nationwide attention since ProPublica Illinois published a story about her last week.
With the new school year right around the corner, it’s time to accept that the leadership parents were waiting on to execute a safe plan for the fall semester isn’t coming. Parents must fend for themselves.
“Under no circumstances take medical advice from Donald Trump or Betsy DeVos, especially when it comes to the health of your children,” said National Education Association president, Lily Eskelsen Garcia.
On Monday, July 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—along with the Trump administration—announced that F1 student visas would no longer be valid for international students taking their classes entirely online. However, colleges and college students around the U.S. are getting creative to fight back against these restrictions. Here are some of the legal and creative efforts they are taking to help international students stay in the country.
For four months this past winter, 1,300 New York City high school students joined 30-minute Monday morning school strikes to bring attention to the inequalities faced by students
Kerry Washington says it is important to teach kids a Black history that starts before slavery— “before Black people were told what they couldn’t do.”