Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr Speaks Out At Oakland Rally For Police-Free SchoolsGolden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr on Tuesday spoke at a rally organized by activists pushing to eliminate the school police force in Oakland, showing his support for the community during what he called "a real reckoning for America."
Push Underway To Take Junipero Serra, George Washington, Francis Scott Key Names Off San Francisco SchoolsThe battle over renaming schools honoring slave owners and other figures is getting attention in a different way. Even before the latest “Black Lives Matter” protests across the country, San Francisco Unified Schools officials implemented steps to take a closer look at controversial school names.
CA Schools Chief Applauds Renaming Schools Named After Slaveholders, Racially Charged LeadersCalifornia schools chief Tony Thurmond said Wednesday that schools named for Confederate leaders or other racially charged figures exacerbate feelings of racial inequality, and he commended schools that have opted to rename themselves.
West Contra Costa Unified School District Officials Vote To End Contract Services With Local PoliceThe West Contra Costa Unified School District board has unanimously approved a $377 million budget for the coming academic year that includes ending contract services with local police agencies.
Parents Taking Lead In Teaching School Children About Racism And BiasState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond plans to make sure all educators are trained on how to engage in discussions about race and bias with students this upcoming school year, but some parents aren't waiting for their kids to be in a classroom to teach those life lessons.
State Superintendent Thurmond Calls For New Plan On Racism, Bias In SchoolsCalifornia’s education chief Tony Thurmond announced plans Monday to lead a new effort focusing on racism in state schools during emotional remarks on George Floyd.