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The Struggle Continues: Racial Disparity in School Discipline

By Photo by Warren K. Leffler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Warren K. Leffler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

– Excerpt from “I Have a Dream,” speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963, Washington, D.C.

Education for Every Child: The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative

Wouldn’t it be great if every single child could succeed in school? What if every child could perform at grade level, regardless of their socio-economic background, ethnicity, or risk factors? Can it be done with education reform? That’s the vision of educators in the Tacoma Public School District (TPS) and researchers at the University of Washington, Tacoma who are rolling out an eight-year plan called the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative (TWCI).…