Trump’s words, bullied kids, scarred schools

The president’s rhetoric has changed the way hundreds of children areharassed in American classrooms, The Post found By Hannah Natanson, John Woodrow Cox and Perry Stein Feb. 13, 2020 Two kindergartners in Utah told a Latino boy that President Trump would send him back to Mexico, and teenagers in Maine sneered "Ban Muslims" at a classmate wearing a hijab. In Tennessee, a group … Continue reading Trump’s words, bullied kids, scarred schools

A child-welfare worker came to pick up a second-grader. The school handed over the wrong student.

Fenit Nirappil and  Perry Stein . Feb. 11, 2020 The Washington Post   A D.C. elementary school mistakenly turned over the wrong ­second-grader to a child-welfare worker arranging a visit between a foster child and his father, city officials said Tuesday.   The director of the Child and Family Services Agency said the mix-up happened Jan. 31. … Continue reading A child-welfare worker came to pick up a second-grader. The school handed over the wrong student.

Rebuilding the village: How one school system is tackling poverty so its students can succeed

By Moriah Balingit Oct. 19, 2019 at 6:37 p.m. EDT The Washington Post McDowell County in West Virginia is one of the poorest in the nation. Meeting students’ basic needs is as important as reading and math. WELCH, W.Va. — The ceremony had the feel of a church service. Standing at the end of a block lined … Continue reading Rebuilding the village: How one school system is tackling poverty so its students can succeed

Missed asbestos, dangerous dust: How Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin H.S. project went wrong

by Wendy Ruderman and Kristen A. Graham, Updated: October 18, 2019 The Philadelphia Inquirer A few weeks into the school year, Benjamin Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy parents received an urgent note: Damaged asbestos had been discovered inside ducts in the boiler room and first-floor SLA commons. The Philadelphia School District shut the building to students on Oct. 1, … Continue reading Missed asbestos, dangerous dust: How Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin H.S. project went wrong