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San Francisco school board president set off a firestorm on social media for his proposal to rename George Washington H.S. He said no school should be named for slave holders.

Homeless among students is a growing national crisis. The Department of Education has issued guidance to states and school districts on how to address this issue.

NY launches mental health initiative for young children. Researchers say that children of color disproportionately lack access to quality mental health services.

The Dept. of Education announces a new round of competitive grants for Promise Neighborhoods. Harlem Children's Zone inspired the program.

The new federal education law grants states and school districts more decision-making authority. This raises concerns for many about the future of education equity.

Watch Roland Martin, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rev. William Barber, Edith Bartley, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the battle against SB 873 in the video clip above.

A total of 94 schools were shut down Monday as teachers protested the news that they would not receive pay. The district has about 46,000 students in 97 schools.

Growing numbers of Black parents are deciding to homeschool their children. Racial bias and school safety are some of their major concerns.

The Department of Education announced funding for new tools to help those returning from prison. Grants offer a means to establish and build on existing programs. At the same time, a tool kit offers other resources.

Former WWE star Joanie Laurer, who was better known as Chyna, has died. Laurer was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday.

With all of the negative publicity concerning Black youth in Chicago, it's important to take note of positive stories and this one is truly unique: The Huffington Post reports that Chicago twins, Deprice and Shaprice Hunt, were accepted into a combined 56 colleges and have earned about $1.6 million in scholarships.