Race Matters

It took more than 3 months to finally fire William Bennett, an ex-teacher at a Louisville high school where he was recorded on video fighting a Black student and using racist language to defend his actions.

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said this week that a grand jury will not bring charges against Rolesville High School resource officer Ruben De Los Santos after a video showed the North Carolina cop slamming a 15-year-old female student to the ground in January.

Modesto police are investigating a White student for a possible hate crime. He appears in a Snapchat video with a noose and gun, directly threatening a Black classmate.

A group of parents and a pro-charter school organization sue New York for allowing violence to go unchecked in classrooms. But the city's mayor says major crimes are decreasing.

Video surfaced on YouTube showing Texas school police officer body-slamming middle school girl. Officials placed him on paid leave while they investigate the incident.

Data analysis finds that nearly half of the nation's largest school districts hired more security officers than counselors. This study adds to the national discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline.

A pro-charter school group released a report that claims violence surged last year in New York City public schools by 23 percent. But education officials reject that claim.


A Baltimore high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave and a student is facing charges after a fight inside a school was caught on camera, according to WBALTV 11. The incident happened Friday at Carver Vocational-Technical High School in West Baltimore, Md., after a verbal confrontation turned physical, the report says. School investigators […]


When a football player allegedly aimed a loaded .22 caliber revolver at another student on a Florida school bus, a 16-year-old student bravely wrestled it from him — then got suspended for his heroic action. The incident occurred between Cypress Lake High students in Fort Myers, Florida on Tuesday afternoon. The student, who remains anonymous because […]