Spring Valley High School

Posted Feb. 16, 2018

Turns Out Arresting Kids in School Is Totally a Race Thing

I was in my sophomore year at an all-boys’ Catholic high school in the Bronx the first time I saw a school administrator lay hands…

By Stephan Maldonado

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Posted Oct. 28, 2015

Black Girls Are Being Pushed Out of the Classroom

We have a pressing discipline problem that begins in classrooms, and for far too many children, ends in prison. The recent assault on a South…

By Kayla Patrick

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Posted Oct. 27, 2015

Spring Valley Was Nothing New to Me

The other day, I watched a mom slap her preschool-aged son on the bus for stepping out of line as they prepared to get off.…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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Posted Oct. 27, 2015

Someone Needed to Leave This Classroom and It Wasn’t the Student

It’s all I could do not to jump through the screen to protect the Spring Valley High School student being yanked from her desk and…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted July 8, 2020

Donald Trump Will Never Give Us the Smart, Nuanced Conversation We Need About Going Back to School

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the end of the 2019-2020 school year, parents and politicians nationwide sang the praises of teachers across the country—and it…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted July 8, 2020

Black Girls Need Police-Free Schools

We are at a precipice. Advocates and school leaders in nearly 100 districts all over the country have called for the removal of police in…

By Nia Evans, Kayla Patrick

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Posted July 7, 2020

Schools Are Essential, So Let’s Reopen the Right Way This Fall

This afternoon, President Donald Trump said, “We want to get our schools open. We want to get them open, quickly, beautifully in the fall.” I…

By Zakiya Sankara-Jabar

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