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In The Press

The latest news and perspectives on the fight for educational equity, from the voices of students and more. For media inquiries, please contact Tiffany Patterson at [email protected]

Our Turn's Statement on the DOE Digital Divide

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Our Turn is thrilled by the news that the Biden administration has worked with 20 major internet companies to provide discounted internet service to low-income communities. The internet and technology are key components of our ever-changing educational landscape, and this agreement proves to be a huge step forward for numerous marginalized communities and...

CMS students share suggestions they believe the interim superintendent should focus on

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is welcoming back a familiar face as the interim superintendent.

The CMS board of education signed Hugh Hattabaugh to a $265,000 contract that runs through June 30, 2023.

He previously...

AP News: First but not last: Black girls see themselves in court pick


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The Associated Press tapped Our Turn youth leaders, Sidney Griffin (NC), Tamara Morgan (GA), and Rachel McBride (Our Turn's Youth Leadership Council member in Atlanta, GA), to get their thoughts on this nascent moment in history as they observe Ketanji Brown Jackson to be confirmed as the first African American Woman...

Dear Superintendent Carvalho: Incorporate and Prioritize Student Input


By Eden Cristo

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As a former LAUSD student from the Miguel Contreras School of Social Justice and current freshman studying Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at Santa Monica College, I’m one of thousands of young people in Los Angeles navigating school during the COVID-19 pandemic. It hasn’t been easy. Students across LA—especially...

Teen Vogue: Students Protest Book Bans Over Content on LGBTQ Issues, Race


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This year, weeks before Holocaust Remembrance Day, the school board in McMinn County, Tennessee, voted to pull from its eighth-grade curriculum Art Spiegelman’s Maus, a graphic novel that chronicles the experience of a Holocaust survivor. In nearby Williamson County, a 

Our Turn Partnership with Annie E. Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site Ignites Youth Leaders and Expands Its Reach in the South


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New York, N.Y. (Dec. 20, 2021)—Our Turn is excited to announce its formal partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site to cultivate youth advocates through a new Youth Leadership Council (YLC). Our Turn is working with the YLC to build its organizing structure and amplify its leadership voice through digital and grassroots organizing...

39,000 Denver students attend schools that lack adequate mental health staff, study finds


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At a time when the mental health of students and school staff ranks among the top concerns for Colorado education leaders, about 39,000 Denver students go to public schools where there are not enough nurses, social workers and psychologists to meet their needs.

According to a recent study published by education research and advocacy organization A+ Colorado, only...