Racial disparity in school discipline in Massachusetts

By Beverly Ford

Racial disparity in school discipline in Massachusetts

Excerpts from this story referencing "Somerville":

"… the accusations, says she languished at home, banished from classes at her Somerville, Mass., middle school where she was the only Hispanic student in the eight …"

"… ld not have been required to provide her with an education. Yet today, the Somerville High School honors student is headed for a brighter future. Her dream of a …"

"… sive punishment works best for students involved in non-violent situations.Somerville elementary teacher Jackie Lawrence, like other educators, said teachers wh …"

Children's Defense Fund report on kids' gun deaths, new gun laws

By Susan Ferriss

Children's Defense Fund says more kids killed by gunfire than military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.